What are Health Careers? Why a Health Career?
You may first think of physicians, dentists, and nurses, but those are only three of the hundreds of careers that provide direct health care. And, there are many more occupations that are essential in the effort to maintain the health and condition of the human body -- through research, program planning and public health services.
Training requirements for health careers can be as short as a few hours, to as long as 7 years, and with continuing experience and education you can move into more skilled positions. Check in with your CWU advisor for more information!
- Begin to Explore Health Careers: Including many descriptions of health careers, and professional organizations associated with different health careers that can provide lots of useful information.
- Check out information about healthcare careers and training in Washington State.
- Begin to explore Public Health Careers: Check out Schools of Public Health across the nation, and two specific examples at Columbia University (New York City) and the University of Washington