The first step in deciding which of the many medical/health related degree programs is for you is to think about the kind of work that appeals to you.

Some jobs in the field – like doctor, surgeon, nurse, chiropractor, audiologist, optometrist, dentist, and veterinarian – are clinical and involve diagnosing and treating patients. There are support positions, such as physician’s assistant, dental hygienist, dental assistant, dietician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and massage therapist. There are administrative roles, like medical office manager or receptionist, billing assistant, nursing home director, or hospital administrator. There are technical jobs, like radiologist, phlebotomist, medical lab technician, and pharmacy technician. There are jobs in public health, medical ethics, medical illustration, medical information technology, and homeopathic and alternative medicine.

So, whether your interests lie in science and patient care, administration, or technology, there is a suitable medical/health educational track waiting for you.

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With so many categories within medical and health-related studies programs, it can be a bit daunting when trying to decide which best fits your interests or career aspirations. To help you decipher the diversity, we're breaking down 10 popular options below: