Explore Health Careers Update

Explore Health Careers Update

What if you majored in one subject and wanted to pursue another? Perhaps you are no longer interested in finance or business and want to become a health professional. ExploreHealthCareers (EHC) offers tips on How to Manage a Career Change.

In addition, here are a few resources that might be useful as you explore new career options in healthcare.

  • ISEEK Skills Assessment provides a list of occupations that are a good match for your skill profile. ISEEK is a comprehensive career, education, and job resource for Minnesota residents.
  • The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has an extensive post-baccalaureate database specifically targeted to premedical students. Some programs are designed for college graduates who wish to change careers and do not have the prerequisite courses to apply to medical school.
  • If you are interested in dentistry, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry has a post-baccalaureate program specifically designed for students interested in dentistry.

While you’re on ExploreHealthCareers.org:

  • Have you ever wondered how a plant or a patch of mold becomes a pill? Pharmaceutical Scientists discover, develop, test and manufacture new medications.
  • Environmental health includes food safety. A Food Safety Specialist helps ensure the quality and safety of our food supply.
  • April is National Minority Health Month. Learn more about Healthcare Disparities and the nation’s need to eliminate inequities in the quality and availability of healthcare for everyone.

Want to learn more about health care careers and education? The Health Care Careers e-Letter, published monthly by the American Medical Association (AMA), provides you with the latest news/updates on educational trends and career-related issues in the health professions. This free e-mail newsletter is a great resource for helping you attain your dream of a career in health care. Subscribe now!

As always, we appreciate your interest in EHC and love hearing from you. If you have any questions or feedback regarding EHC, please let us know.


The EHC Team

P.S. Know someone who would be a terrific health care worker? Tell them about ExploreHealthCareers.org.

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