Health FieldsThe health field is a huge field: the number of career possibilities and the nuances of each specialty warrant open-minded exploration and thoughtful self-evaluation.
Most health professions share the need for deep technical knowledge and a well-rounded understanding of human nature. They differ in important ways as well, such as type of patient, level of patient interaction, part of the body, focus of treatment, scope of practice, work environment, required education and experience.
While far from an exhaustive list, the following career categories and websites are good starting points as you consider which possibilities suit you best. For a glimpse at ways to prepare for these career paths during your time at UO, please refer to our advising handouts—and schedule an appointment with a health professions advisor for more information and individualized planning.
|Athletic Training||http://www.nata.org/||UO advising handout|
|Dentistry||http://www.adea.org/||UO advising handout|
|Medicine||http://www.aamc.org/||UO advising handout|
|Nursing||http://www.aacn.nche.edu||UO advising handout|
|Occupational Therapy||http://www.aota.org/||UO advising handout|
|Optometry||http://www.opted.org/||UO advising handout|
|Pharmacy||http://www.aacp.org/||UO advising handout|
|Physical Therapy||http://www.apta.org/||UO advising handout|
|Physician’s Assistant||https://www.aapa.org/||UO advising handout|
|Podiatry||http://www.aacpm.org/||UO advising handout|
|Public Health||http://www.aspph.org/||UO advising handout|
|Veterinary Medicine||http://www.avma.org/||UO advising handout|