A Variety of Excellent Careers Exist in the Field of Healthcare
The great thing about Clarkson's program is that as you prepare for a career in Health Professions, you are also exploring a more traditional field of study. The superb quality and intensity of Clarkson's Science, Engineering, Business, and Liberal Arts programs can equip you for almost anything! You'll find that you have lots of choices for your future.
Health profession fields range from biotechnology, pharmaceutical sales, technical support, and organizational psychology to industrial safety, mental health, and health administration. Professional titles include: medical doctor, counselor, physical therapist, dentist, psychologist, industrial hygienist, veterinarian medical research scientist, and hospital administrator.
What about Co-ops and Internships?
Our Career and Professional Development Center organizes co-ops and internships in hospitals, clinics, research laboratories, and other appropriate settings.
What kinds of professional prerequisites are there?
Clarkson offers all the courses listed as prerequisites for medical school, veterinary school and dental school. These include a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics along with critical reading and writing skills.
How is Clarkson's Health Professions preparation for:
Professional schools want students who have demonstrated interest in medicine, ideally through practical experience in the community. Certainly high GPA and Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores are significant. But these schools also want people who have been able to balance academics with extracurricular pursuits, especially in committed community service. Multi-tasking and juggling of schedules and priorities are critical skills for success in any health profession career.
Your score on the Dental School Admission Test (DAT) will be an important part of your application, and your adviser will be able to assist you in preparing for it.
Again, a strong GPA and competitive Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are important. But demonstrated interest in the profession by exposure to practice, research, or other areas of veterinary medicine is essential. Clarkson's North Country location enables you to gain volunteer experience in both large and small animal settings.
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
You can major in any bachelor's degree program and take our Pre-Physical Therapy concentration for undergraduates to prepare for admission into the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Clarkson. In Pre-PT, students develop a hands-on, multidisciplinary view of the profession.
Information About Health Care Careers:
Explore Health Care Careers:
American Medical Association (AMA)
Outlook for Physicians
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
Outlook for Physicians
American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
American Dental Association
Outlook for Dentists
American Veterinary Medical Association
Outlook for Veterinarians
American Physical Therapy Association
Outlook for Physical Therapists
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Outlook for Physician Assistants
American Pharmaceutical Association
Outlook for Pharmacists
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
The American Academy of Optometry
Outlook for Optometrists
American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)
Outlook for Podiatrists
American Podiatric Medical Association
American Podiatric Medical Students' Association
American Chiropractic Association
Outlook for Chiropractors
American Occupational Therapy Association
Outlook for Occupational Therapists