Healthcare Careers and Programs

First steps to explore healthcare fields #

Discipline First Steps

Anesthesiologist Assistant

Learn about this profession by reviewing the Anesthesiologist Assistant career information on HealthcareCareers.org and the website of the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants. Then take a look at the IU School of Medicine Master of Science in Anesthesia program requirements.

Chiropractor

Learn about this profession by reviewing information from the Association of Chiropractic Colleges and check on the academic requirements for programs.

Dental Medicine

Explore the field of dentistry at the American Dental Education Association Go Dental website and consult the HPPLC Guidebook section for Dental Medicine to begin planning.

Genetic Counselor

Learn about the field of genetic counseling by reviewing the Genetic Counselor career information on HealthcareCareers.org and consult the IU School of Medicine Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program requirements.

Healthcare Management

Learn about this field at the website of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and explore the IU program offered jointly by the Kelley and O’Neill schools.

Doctor of Medicine

Explore the path to becoming a physician at Choosing a Medical Career and make sure to consult the HPPLC Guidebook section for Medicine.

Nursing

Learn about the field of nursing and the programs available at the IU School of Nursing.

Occupational Therapy

Learn about occupational therapy at Considering an OT Career and consult the HPPLC Guidebook section for Occupational Therapy.

Optometry

Learn about the field of optometry at Futureeyedoc.org and consult the HPPLC Guidebook section for Optometry.

Pharmacy

Explore this field at Pharmacy is Right for Me and consult the HPPLC Guidebook section for Pharmacy.

Physician Assistant

Learn about this field through the resources of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) and consult the HPPLC Guidebook section for Physician Assistant.

Physical Therapy

Explore physical therapy at Becoming a PT and read the information in the HPPLC Guidebook section for Physical Therapy.

Podiatry

Learn about this field at Becoming a Podiatric Physician and consult the admissions requirements for podiatric medical schools. 

Veterinary Medicine

Learn about the field of veterinary medicine at the website of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges, and consult the HPPLC Guidebook section for Veterinary Medicine.

Additional resources to explore healthcare careers #

HealthCareers.org offers an excellent tool that allows you to filter a detailed list of health professions by various criteria to see a more narrow list of careers.

HealthCareers.org Career Explorer tool