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Gaining Experience

Careers Options

There are many exceptional career opportunities in the health professions field. It is important to learn about the various roles within a healthcare team and consider which role is the best fit for you and your goals. When exploring healthcare careers, one should consider multiple factors, such as the length and expense of graduate studies, and work environments and schedules. Once you've identified several professions you are interested in, the next step is to gain real-life exposure to these professionals working in the field. Health professions advisers can help you gain this experience! Schedule an appointment online.

Some great resources to get started exploring the wide variety of healthcare careers are and

If you plan to attend medical school, dental school, or a qualifying health-care-related postgraduate program, you can join the Navy while you’re still in school through the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP).

Another great resource for various health professions is the Elevator Speeches for the Health Professions (pdf).

Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners








Veterinary Medicine

Chiropractic Medicine

Associated Health Care Careers

Genetic Counseling


Nutrition and Dietetics


Physician Assistant

Rehabilitation Careers

Art and Music Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy

Respiratory Therapy

Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

Administrative Health Care Careers

Health Care Administration

Mental Health

Mental Health Counseling

Psychiatry (see also Medicine above)


Social Work

Child Life Specialist

Affiliated Health Care Careers

Medical Illustration

Complimentary and Alternative Medicine



Public Health