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Career Changer: MBA to ND

March 19, 2019 | 10:46am
Just because your bachelor's degree wasn't in biomedical sciences doesn't mean you can't eventually work in the health care field. Dr. Jaquel Patterson ND, MBA, is a licensed naturopathic physician and is the current president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). Not only is she an ND, but Dr. Read More

Choosing a Pre-Health Enrichment Program

February 12, 2019 | 9:00am
Participating in a Health Care Careers Enrichment Program is an excellent way to learn what it’s like to work in that field.  It gives you invaluable experience and personal contacts—plus it can increase your chances of being accepted into the health professions program of your dreams. Programs that enhance your academic Read More

Four Jobs That Help the Environment

January 8, 2019 | 5:21pm
According to the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs, "environmental health professionals are on the frontline of confronting these challenges, challenges that range from addressing climate change to inspecting sewage treatment facilities." This means that different aspects of our natural and human-made environment can and will impact our health. It Read More

5 Things Pharmacists Love About Their Jobs

October 23, 2018 | 9:00am
A challenging, yet fulfilling career path can be hard to find. Luckily, for those interested in health care, many pharmacists report that their careers are both purposeful and rewarding. Read on for a handful of reasons why practicing pharmacists enjoy their career paths and the unique role they play within Read More

Spotlight on Naturopathic Medicine

October 16, 2018 | 9:00am
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care occupation employment is projected to add about 2.4 million new jobs from 2016 to 2026. One of those fields is naturopathic medicine. This year, the field will increase by 24,000 potential new jobs with 10% growth every year. We recently spoke to Read More

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Turned Teacher

October 2, 2018 | 9:00am
Growing up, Dr. Kristen Gawronski always knew she wanted to work in the health care field and take care of patients. She considered medical school, physical therapy, nursing and pharmacy. We interviewed Dr. Gawronski to discover how she ended up choosing pharmacy school. Why pharmacy? Both of my parents were Read More

Aligning a Love of Science with Pharmacy

September 18, 2018 | 9:00am
In high school, Megan Kucemba developed a strong interest in the sciences, but it wasn’t until she entered college that she discovered pharmacy was right for her. As she researched the different options in health care, she learned that pharmacy aligned perfectly with her passion for research, chemistry and biology. Read More

Telepharmacy: A New Type of House Call

August 28, 2018 | 9:00am
A major innovation in the health care industry is bringing a whole new meaning to the notion of a “house call.” Instead of doctors arriving at your doorstep, pharmacists are using technology to address the needs of patients in an unique way. These programs are building bridges between overwhelmed and Read More

Consider these Chemistry Careers

August 14, 2018 | 9:00am
Early chemistry was developed during the eighth century by Jābir ibn Hayyān, a Muslim astronomer, philosopher and scientist. At the time, the focus of chemistry was on alchemy, the pursuit of turning metals into gold. Today, modern chemistry is studied so that we can learn about the substances that exist around Read More

Advice for High Schoolers Interested in Pharmacy School

August 7, 2018 | 9:00am
It may feel overwhelming to begin thinking about pharmacy school while you’re still navigating high school, but seeking advice from those who have been in your position will prepare you for the journey ahead. To help, we’ve compiled the four best pieces of advice that students interested in attending pharmacy Read More

Choosing the Pharmacy Path

July 17, 2018 | 9:00am
Meet your pharmacist, Dr. Tom Kalista! Having the opportunity to spend his career doing something that has a real-life, beneficial impact on people was what attracted him to pharmacy school — and it didn’t hurt that his mom is also a pharmacist. We spoke with Dr. Kalista to better understand, Read More

Pharmacy Schools and the Importance of Mentors

July 3, 2018 | 9:00am
Jason Gaines believes in continuous learning. Read our interview to learn how his diligence, the support of mentors, the help of peers and weekend travel have all contributed to his path as a pharmacy student and enrolling in pharmacy school. When did you know you wanted to be a pharmacist? Read More

Pharmacy Technician License to Pharmacist Degree

June 12, 2018 | 9:00am
Flexibility is what drew University of Texas pharmacy student Lindsey Groff to the field. In fact, she chose pharmacy over the other healthcare professions due to the flexible work hours, diversity of practice sites and her passion for chemistry. Read her story below. When did you know you wanted to be a pharmacist? Read More

3 Health Care Careers for People Who Like Working with Children

June 5, 2018 | 9:00am
If you like working with children and have an interest in the medical field, you’d do well to explore health careers that focus on serving this particular demographic. You may know that there are many health care careers that focus on the care of older adults, but did you know Read More

3 Must-Watch Health Care Documentaries

May 15, 2018 | 9:00am
Planning a TV binge-watching session this weekend? Feel a little less guilty about spending time in front of the television by adding the following health care documentaries to your watching queue. That way you're relaxing but also exploring athletic training, epidemiology and veterinary science career paths — It's a win-win! Read More

Pharmacy Informatics: Tech-Savvy Pharmacists in Demand

May 8, 2018 | 9:00am
Information technology is part of nearly every facet of our daily lives, and health care is no exception. Setting standards, maintaining databases, e-prescribing and medication dissemination are just a few examples of the ways technology is changing the pharmacy landscape. With a growing need for tech-savvy pharmacists, health IT is Read More

3 Health Care Careers for Tech Lovers

May 1, 2018 | 9:00am
Do you consider yourself to be a techie? If you are interested in working with technology, you've got a wide range of potential health care career paths worth exploring! In this article, we highlight three health care careers that are perfect for the technology enthusiasts out there. Medical illustrator/animator A Read More

A New Take on Marriage & Family Therapy

April 17, 2018 | 9:00am
In Seattle, Washington sits one of the most original laboratories you can find in the world. The Gottman Insitute's Love Lab is a research laboratory used to examine relationships between romantic couples. Through close observation and heart monitor technology, the Institute shows couples the rights and wrongs of their relationships, laid out Read More

Public Officials with Surprising Health Care Backgrounds

March 27, 2018 | 9:00am
Did you know that many of our congressmen/congresswomen are health care professionals? About 28 medical professionals (not including social work) are in the 115th Congress. After some years of working with patients, they forged ahead to try and make a difference in the government. Here are some of the senators Read More

As Seen on TV Health Care Careers

March 16, 2018 | 9:00am
There are many TV shows that portray the lives of health care professionals. Between soap operas, dramas and reality shows, you can generally find at least one character in a medical role. In this article, we highlight popular shows and offer an overview of the health care careers they spotlight. Read More

Riding Horses for Health

February 1, 2018 | 9:00am
Joye Briggs of the Yellow Horse Equine Therapy Program has been riding horses since she was five-years-old, an activity that transformed into her lifelong passion and career. At the age of 15, she began to teach her neighbors to ride and she is now working towards becoming a hippotherapist, a health care Read More

5 Health Care Careers for Introverts

January 16, 2018 | 9:00am
Do you prefer to work alone, feel uncomfortable being the center of attention or dream about a quiet afternoon rather than going out? You may be an introvert. Famous introverts such as Mark Zuckerberg or Emma Watson may have their time in the spotlight – but you won’t find them Read More

Advice from a Social Work Doctoral Student

January 4, 2018 | 9:00am
When considering studying for a health care profession, it helps to talk to someone who has experience in the field. Interested in a career in social work? Tyese A. Brown, LMSW, MA, may be able to help! She is a second year CSWE MFP fellow and current doctoral student at Read More

Spotlight on Public Health Nurses

December 26, 2017 | 9:00am
Most people expect to see a nurse in the doctor’s office, but many would be surprised to know just how many nurses are working outside of those offices. Public health nurses work all over the place to promote the health and safety of all. They work in schools, prisons, community Read More

5 Health Care Careers for Extroverts

December 21, 2017 | 9:00am
Extroverts are sociable, outgoing, expressive people who enjoy the company of others. They are usually the life of the party and find it easy to speak to just about anyone. Think Mindy Kaling or DJ Khaled – excitable and outspoken. Few people feel comfortable in a crowd, but extroverts thrive Read More