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You know you want to help people achieve better health. Maybe you know exactly how you want to so that, and maybe you have not made a final determination yet. But even if you know, it is good to know what other possibilities are out there. Keep an open mind and find your calling. It may be different from what you expect.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
You want to help sick and injured people. Consider
- Allopathic Medicine (MD)
- Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
- Podiatric Medicine (DPM)
- Physician Assistant (PA)
- Nurse Practitioner (FNP or DNP)
You want to help people with a specific aspect of their health. Consider:
You want to help people achieve maximum health and performance or overcome obstacles. Consider:
- Physical Therapy (Physical health basis)
- Occupational Therapy (Mental health basis)
- Speech Therapy/Audiology
None of the above? (chiropractic, pubic health, etc.) Do not worry. We can still help or help you find someone who can.
While reading about the basic of health careers is useful, it will not help determine how you fit into the environments they work in, and wether or not you enjoy the sorts of patients and situations they encounter. It is important that you begin to job shadow, talk to health care providers, and work or volunteer in health care settings as soon as possible! This will either inspire you to become a competitive applicant, or encourage you to look for alternative career and educational opportunities.