A pre-health student is one who plans to attend a health professional school following graduation. Health professional schools include those offering programs in such areas as:

Alternate Careers

Beyond the “typical” careers in the health professions (medical school, dental school, physical therapy school, etc.), there are numerous other careers in the health professions that you might consider: Emergency Medical Technician, Genetic Counselor, Speech-Language Pathologist, Nutritionist, Nurse, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, etc. Explore more Pre-Health Professions that we have compiled.

You can investigate even more health profession careers at ExploreHealthCareers.org.

Another option is to consider a career in Public Health, “protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of health lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention.” There are also numerous career options in Health Care Policy, including a program in Health Care Policy & Management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.