Healthcare

Career Guide

The field of healthcare focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Healthcare is delivered by practitioners in medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and other care providers. It refers to the work done in providing primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care, as well as in public health.

Designing your major

Your major may be indirectly or directly related to your career choice, and it’s only one of many pieces to finding a good career fit. There are many majors that are related to healthcare, including:

Learn about careers in the field

  • Nurse
  • Physician
  • Optometrist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Dietician
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pathologist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Chiropractor
  • Social Worker
  • Medical Researcher
  • Pharmacist
  • Dermatologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Orthodontist
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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering in the community has many benefits for the community and for your personal and professional development. How can you use your knowledge and skills to make a difference?

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Interested in graduate school?

In this field, some common graduate school programs may include IU School of Medicine, kinesology, nursing, public health, and many more!

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There are many ways to explore careers, through research, gaining experience, and talking with other people. Your career coach is here to mentor you and help you find ways to explore that fit you best.