Minnesota State CAREERwise lists nearly 100 potential career paths. Here’s a partial list:
Solve problems related to biological and health systems.
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
Conduct tests on patients’ hearts and lungs.
Analyze chromosomes to aid in the study, diagnosis, or treatment of genetic diseases.
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Use sound waves to perform diagnostic imaging exams on patients.
Assist physicians and nurses who are performing endoscopies.
Assess people’s risk for inherited conditions or diseases.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
Monitor patients and operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners.
Use specialized equipment to monitor how well a patient’s nervous system is functioning.
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Use a scanner to create images of various areas of a patient’s body.
Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birth process.
Instruct patients on practices and equipment that can make daily living and working easier.
Orthotists and Prosthetists
Fit patients for medical support devices, such as artificial limbs.
Assist pharmacists to dispense medications to patients.
Care for people with mental or emotional conditions, under the direction of physicians.
Perform diagnostic tests, such as x-rays and CAT scans.
Care for patients with breathing problems.
Prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors and nurses during surgery.