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Pathways in Health Science & Medicine

 

Students looking to enter the world of health care are pursuing careers that promote health, wellness, and diagnosis as well as treat injuries and diseases. Some of the careers involve working directly with people, while others involve research into diseases or collecting and formatting data and information. Work locations are varied and may be in hospitals, medical or dental offices or laboratories, cruise ships, medevac units, sports arenas, space centers, or within the community.

AT A GLANCE / HEALTH SCIENCE & MEDICINE

Is this you?

  • I enjoy helping people learn, grow, or heal.

  • I like to teach, counsel, train, etc.

  • I am concerned about the welfare of others.

  • I like to solve problems by guiding or treating.

  • I want to take care of children, elders, or people in need.

  • I like dealing with illness or emotional challenges.

  • I enjoy physical activities and sports.

HELPING OTHERS
HUMAN ANATOMY
PROBLEM SOLVING & CRITICAL THINKING
 

THE GPA DIFFERENCE

How will GPA support my pursuit for this pathway?

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The field of healthcare, including medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and allied health providers, will have to accommodate new technologies, public and private options, and diseases/viruses that have challenged the world. Bio or Chem is not enough, we offer students an interdisciplinary approach with a foundation of science. A scientific background matters; however, our future healthcare providers must be compassionate global citizens

 

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COLLEGES & PROGRAMS

Where should I study?

GPA alumni will tell you that the best path forward includes research opportunities and the ability to earn a high enough grade point average to be able to earn your way into the best graduate program. From Duke to Caltech to Occidental, we introduce students to programs that fit their future goals and their learning styles.

 
 

Explore the possibilities

Check out the different pathways within this interest cluster, which include information regarding specific careers! If you are looking to see what a student does in one of these paths, keep scrolling!

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Research & Development

For the student that seeks to fuse scientific research and medicine in order to create innovative health care advancements. Potential careers include: Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Chemists, Lab Technicians, Pharmaceutical Scientists, Epidemiologists, Geneticist

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Animal Science & Veterinary Medicine

Potential careers include: Veterinarian, Veterinary Technician

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Rehabilitation & Prevention of Injuries

For the student seeking to direct the rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions or to work directly with athletics in order to prevent or to rehabilitate injuries. Potential careers include: Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer, Sports Medicine Physician, Occupational Therapist

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Imaging & Diagnosis

For the student looking to lend a helping hand in the initial diagnostic phase of the disease or injury process. Potential careers include: Radiologists, Diagnostic Technologists, Clinical Laboratory Technologists, Radiology Technicians, Radiologists, Pathologists, Phlebotomy

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Direct Patient Care

For the student looking to work directly with patients and providing face-to-face, hands-on care. Potential careers include: Nursing, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Care Management, EMT/Paramedic, Physician Assistant (PA) Chiropractor, Dentist, Dental Assistant, Geriatric Care Manager, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacist,

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Alumni

Here's what GPA Alumni are doing to pursue this pathway in their postsecondary education. This provides a glimpse in what you could be doing as a result of pursuing one of these paths!

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