If you love sports and are looking for a hands-on healthcare career, this growing field may be for you. The American Medical Association recognizes the profession and recommends athletic trainers in every high school.
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Our strong relationships and collaborations with organizations throughout New England and around the world uniquely position Health Science students in professional settings where they gain practical knowledge applicable to many future professional and academic pursuits.
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Do you enjoy learning how brain cells work or how disease affects muscle tissue? Are you curious about how it is that your heart and blood vessels, which work so effectively most of the time, can sometimes fail? A physiologist analyzes these functions of the human body, at the whole organism, cellular, and/or molecular levels.
If the idea of helping and healing your fellow human beings inspires you, then a career as a physician—which offers not only the rewards of helping others in need but also job security and societal prestige—may be the right fit for you.
Careers for students who have studied nutrition are incredibly varied. They range from caring for inpatients in hospitals to counseling professional athletes to writing for magazines to working in the food industry. A degree in nutrition can also prepare you for further professional or graduate study.
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If you like helping people, solving problems, and having a lot of variety in your job, consider becoming an occupational therapist. You’ll use many types of knowledge and skills while helping people of all ages learn or relearn to do the activities that matter most to them in their daily lives.
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Looking for a hands-on healthcare field with a great future? The role of physical therapy is expanding within our healthcare system as a means of promoting health, preventing disease, improving function, easing pain, and limiting disabilities from injury or disease.
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Public health professionals work with complex health issues within communities to protect and improve health for local, national, and global populations. Career opportunities include the provision of healthcare services in a clinical setting to working on prevention and wellness promotion programs.
Speech-Language and Audiology CareersGo
To speak and write, to listen and learn, to be understood. The abilities most fundamental to human communication and interaction can be impaired by a wide range of conditions, from stroke, cancer, and cerebral palsy to hearing impairments, learning disabilities, developmental delays, and autism. Speech-language pathologists and audiologists work with people of all ages to improve their ability to communicate.
This career option is ideal for those who want to make discoveries that may have a significant impact on quality of life, or that can treat or cure diseases—for thousands of people. Researchers identify problems, design and conduct experiments, analyze the data, and prepare it for dissemination.
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You really want to work in healthcare, but you’re not sure you want to be a doctor. So what else could you do? LOTS: nurses, physician assistants (PAs), pharmacists, optometrists, and social workers, to name a few options. You could also work in clinical or basic medical research in a hospital, university, or in a biotech or pharmaceutical company.