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woman doctorCareers in Healthcare

Healthcare is the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well being through the services offered by a wide range of professions including allied health, medical technology, medicine, and nursing. Within these broad categories are dozens of interesting career paths. This Career Cornerstone site provides an excellent overview of careers in healthcare.

Life Works: Explore Health and Medical Science Careers: This extensive website provides detailed descriptions of over 100 careers in health and medical science, with information about educational requirements and interviews with health care professionals. There is also detailed information about college and career planning timelines.

More detailed information about specific careers is presented in three sections:
Medicine (Physician, Optometrist, Dentist, Physical Therapist, Psychologist)
Nursing and Allied Fields (Dental Technician, Pharmacist, Athletic Trainer)
Veterinary Medicine and Wildlife Careers