Career Options

There are many career options available in healthcare! Before choosing to prepare for a specific health professions program, take a few minutes to think about what draws you to healthcare. Have you explored the different health careers that match your interests, strengths, and professional goals?

 

Advice from students

Hear from other students about how they explored their interests in health care:

 

 

Explorehealthcareers.org is a great resource to explore a wide range of health careers. They recommend that you ask yourself the following useful questions when thinking about a career in healthcare:

1. Do you like to work with people?
2. Are you comfortable in science coursework?
3. Are you prepared to keep up with developments in your field?
4. Are you comfortable in healthcare setting?
5. Are you a team player?
6. What lifestyle do you envision for yourself—5 years from now? 10 years from now?

O*NET & Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) are excellent resources to help you learn more about the attributes, skills, and competencies necessary for different health professions.

 

If you are a visual learner, consider watching videos on YouTube or CareerLocker.  On google search for videos like “Day in the life of a Physician Assistant.”