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Health Care Careers

This guide explores various common healthcare career options for students.

Other Health Careers

DONA International - Become a Doula

Doulas are individuals who provide emotional care and physical comfort for women during childbirth. Find out more about the profession and how to become a doula here.

American Psychological Association - Explore Careers in Aging

There is a growing need for people to work in the field of aging. There is a broad range of career opportunities in aging.  Some people work directly with older persons in a wide variety of programs and services in the community. Others work on behalf of older persons in areas such as research, advocacy, and teaching about aging. This guide will help you think about careers in aging that might best match your personal interest.

Discover Health Admin  - How to Become a Healthcare Administrator in California 

Find information about the undergraduate and graduate health administration degree programs, job prospects, prominent employers, health administration associations in California.

American Health Information Management Association - Health Information Management

Health information management is the practice of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care. It is a combination of business, science, and information technology. Learn more about what health information professional does, the reasons to choose a career in health information, and if a health information career is right for you here.    

American Association of Physicists in Medicine - Medical Physicist

A qualified medical physicist is a professional who applies physics in the area of clinical medicine. This is most often the areas of therapeutic and diagnostic radiology. Activities of a medical physicist include clinical support, teaching, and research.  Find out more about the profession and the education requirements here.  

American Medical Writers Association - Medical Writer

Medical writers are increasingly in demand.  Do you like to write and find yourself curious about science and medicine? Learn more about what it takes to be a medical writer here.

Association of Medical Illustrators - Medical Illustrator

Find out how to become a medical illustrator - learn what it takes to become one, what is the field like, what it takes to get certified and continuing education.


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