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Your undergraduate years are a great time to explore the many career options available in the professional fields. Because the opportunities are so exciting — and so varied — it can be a bit overwhelming. One of the first steps in this journey is to conduct research. Check out the Career Tracks page on our website to begin your research. Come see us and we would be happy to discuss your options.

Think you want to be a doctor and you want your focus to be getting to know your patients and being very educational in your approach? Then you might also want to look at osteopathic medicine, physician assistant and advanced practice nursing. Planning on being a physical therapist? You might also find you are interested in athletic training, occupational therapy, podiatry, speech language pathology, audiology and prosthetics. Want to help human populations deal with fewer diseases? Public health, medicine and veterinary medicine are all good options.

The following websites can be another good resource for researching careers:

Explore Health Careers — This is a good site for health careers to get some basic information and further links.

Bureau of Labor Statistics — Employment information from the government as well as good descriptions of many careers.

Law School Admission Council - Pre-Law information.

American Bar Association (ABA) — Pre-law preparation.