College of Science & Mathematics
Department of Biological Sciences

Pre-Health Professional Advising
Maybe you're thinking about being a medical doctor? Here are some resources to use in considering a career as a medical doctor:

Allopathic Medicine

Osteopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine

Perhaps you have thought about becoming a physician but are not sure you want to commit to the work, time, and money necessary to do so. There are lots of other careers in the health professions that will allow you to satisfy your desire to help others and earn a good living without the level of commitment necessary to be a medical doctor. The website Explore Health Careers has information on all different health professions, including required training and salaries.

Here is a list of a variety of health professions with a short description of each one, the kind of preparation you need for that kind of career and the range of salary you might expect. There are also links to professional organizations for each profession that will provide more in depth information about the profession.



Podiatric Medicine

Veterinary Medicine

Chiropractic Medicine


Physical Therapy

Nurse Practitioner

  • Primary care
  • Masters level training

Physician Assistant

Occupational Therapy

Public Health