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People often associate healthcare with a few widely-known professions; however, there are opportunities in healthcare that focus on art, the environment, business, data and informatics, and more! Over the next several years, healthcare occupations will grow faster than any other field, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Healthcare is a popular interest area for CLA students, and is one of the top industries that our graduates pursue. Many occupations in healthcare require advanced degrees, so early exploration is key to finding your fit.
Science careers span multiple disciplines, including space sciences, earth sciences, life sciences, chemistry and physics. Science professionals can be found in most sectors and industries, including government, healthcare, and education. Opportunities and advancement potential will vary based on your level of education, so it is important to think about whether an advanced degree will be necessary to achieve your career goals.
There are a variety of roles in healthcare and science. To find your fit in healthcare, consider questions like:
- Are you interested in the health of individuals, or the health of communities/public?
- Do you want to be in a clinical setting, treating and diagnosing patients?
- How long do you want to be in school?
- Are you interested in research and finding discoveries that impact the treatment of disease?
- Would you like to be in the healthcare industry, but not delivering care?
For careers in healthcare and science, consider what type of role may be a good fit for you and how you can not only gain experience related to your field or setting of interest, but also gain skills for the particular job role you would like to occupy.