Medical Field Major

Some future college students know they want to eventually work in the medical field, helping people in their communities with health and well-being. However, it is often difficult to decide on what specific type of career to pursue. There are many possibilities for those interested in medical career paths; there are also many college majors from which to choose.

HelloCollege provides college major exploration services geared toward current high school students who are not yet certain what type of career they want to pursue. Your dedicated counselor will help you explore your interest in medical career services, so you can find the college and program that will best fit your goals.

Medical Career Paths Take Many Forms

When people think of medical careers, the first roles that typically come to mind are doctors and nurses. These are common medical careers, but there are many other popular and rewarding roles to pursue in the medical field. This list represents just some of the most popular careers out of the myriad options:

  • Surgeon
  • Physician
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Registered nurse
  • Physician assistant
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Speech pathologist
  • Audiologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Radiologist
  • Nutritionist
  • Home health aide
  • Optometrist
  • Podiatrist
  • Dentist
  • Dental hygienist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Veterinarian
  • Pharmacist

The Right College Major Makes a Difference

Students who take a deliberate approach to choosing the right majors for med school (or college majors that prepare them for other medical careers) are much more likely to find jobs in their chosen fields when they finish their educations.

The following list of pre-med degrees and other medical field majors represents just a sampling of the popular degree programs available at thousands of colleges and universities across the country:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Nursing
  • Kinesiology
  • Health Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Public Health
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Medical Technology
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Genetics
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Nutrition Science