How do I know if a healthcare career is right for me?
The short answer is that almost anyone could find a place within healthcare that fits what they want in a career. The secret is finding the right niche to match your interests and strengths. People tend to be most familiar with the roles of doctors and nurses, because these two professions are ingrained in our popular culture, and because people often interact with these particular healthcare professionals more frequently than others. Health career areas include a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic, and administrative services, some of which emphasize laboratory science, others of which emphasize direct patient care. Each career path in healthcare appeals to a different set of students and involves its own type of preparation.