Health Sciences Broad Field

Career Opportunities

Health sciences majors have a huge selection of career paths to follow. Employment opportunities range from direct contact with patients in a clinical setting to team-based endeavors in a corporate environment.

Healthcare is a tremendously diverse industry. That means health sciences grads have the capacity shift gears to find their ideal position as their life goals and interests evolve.

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Career Options

Minnesota State CAREERwise lists nearly 100 potential career paths. Here’s a partial list:

Biomedical Engineers
Solve problems related to biological and health systems.

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
Conduct tests on patients’ hearts and lungs.

Cytogenetic Technologists
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.

Endoscopy Technicians
Assist physicians and nurses who are performing endoscopies.

Genetic Counselors
Assess people’s risk for inherited conditions or diseases.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
Monitor patients and operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners.

Neurodiagnostic Technologists
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.

Nurse Midwives
Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birth process.

Occupational Therapists
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.

Pharmacy Technicians
Assist pharmacists to dispense medications to patients.

Psychiatric Technicians
Care for people with mental or emotional conditions, under the direction of physicians.

Radiologic Technologists
Perform diagnostic tests, such as x-rays and CAT scans.

Respiratory Therapists
Care for patients with breathing problems.

Surgical Technologists
Prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors and nurses during surgery.

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