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Launch Your Medical Career

Prepare yourself for a career that will always be in high demand. A degree on a medical track is your first step toward creating life-saving medications, helping a teenager smile again, or delivering a healthy baby into a new mother’s arms.

TRACKS FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

In the United States, you must complete required undergraduate coursework before you can earn a doctorate degree. Many schools offer tracks that prepare students for a doctoral degree in medical fields and ensure they complete all their required coursework.
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Med
Pre-Nursing
Pre-Dental

Pre-Pharmacy

Pharmacists use their a deep understanding of chemistry, biology, and physics to mix up life-saving medications and prevent dangerous interactions. A pre-pharmacy track will give you the tools you need to start your journey toward becoming a pharmacist.

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Where do Pharmacists Work?

In the United States, 43% of pharmacists work in retail pharmacies and 25% work in hospitals.

MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY
for pharmacists

$122,230
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

Pre-Med

Save lives, cure diseases, help kids grow up healthy. As a doctor, you can make a real impact on the world. The pre-medical (pre-med) track is the beginning of your journey to a Ph.D. in medicine.

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Specialties with the largest number of active physicians in the United States:
Internal Medicine (114,089)
Family Medicine/General Practice (111,295)
Pediatrics (57,543)
Association of American Medical Colleges, 2015

PROJECTED JOB MARKET GROWTH
for physicians

15%
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

Pre-Nursing

Nurses give medical care a personal touch. You’ll monitor and support patients on their journey to good health. Get a jump-start on your career in nursing with the pre-nursing track.

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Projected Growth for Nurses

15% projected job market growth for registered nurses.
12% projected job market growth for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.

2.7 million Registered Nurses (RNs); the most highly employed workers in healthcare in 2014
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Pre-Dental

A smile is the universal greeting. Help patients smile again with a track in pre-dental. This track gives you a solid background in biology and chemistry to prepare you for dental school.

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Dentist Specialties

One in five dentists declare a specialty.
American Dental Association, 2016

Specialties include radiology, public health, pathology, surgery, pediatric dentistry, and more.

17% expected job market growth for dentists, a higher percentage than most other professions, including medical doctors.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

POPULAR MAJORS FOR FUTURE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

To get a doctoral degree in the United States, you first have to earn an undergraduate degree. You can major in almost any subject you want, but these are the most popular.
Biology
Chemistry
Physics

Biology

Learn the secrets of life through the scientific method. From cells to ecosystems and every living thing in between, biologists study why and how life works. Set the groundwork for a great career in medical science with a degree in biology.

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Top Jobs for Biologists

Research Biologist
Biomedical Engineer
Environmental Scientist
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY
for microbiologists

$66,850
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

Chemistry

The world is more connected than ever, which means the demand for international business graduates continues to rise. Dig deep into matters such as international markets and cross-border transactions while you study global logistics, international finance, and maybe even a foreign language or two.

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MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY
for chemists

$73,740
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

Physics

From rockets to molecules and everything in between, physicists understand how the world works and use that knowledge to build exciting careers. A degree in physics gives you the versatility to work in many different fields.

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Healthcare Careers for Physicists

Radiology
Radiation Oncology
Nuclear Medicine
Research and Design

MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY
for physicists

$115,870
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

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