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Area of Study: Health Sciences
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Health Sciences
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Pre-Med

Leap into something major

One day you’ll be a surgeon. Or an orthodontist. Or an anesthesiologist, pharmacist, or obstetrician; but first you’ll begin your journey in pre-med studies. This program is designed to help students select the right courses to keep them on track toward acceptance into a health sciences undergraduate program at a four-year institution.

Career Information

Pre-med studies are a jumping-off point for nearly any field of medicine. Whether your ultimate goal is a career as a physician, pharmacist, dentist, or veterinarian, your pre-med studies will establish the foundation for your career, and help you compete for admission at the next stage of your medical studies.

 

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Job Titles & Career Information

Physician Assistants
48.34 Hourly Wage 401 Currently Employed
Provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. May, in some cases, prescribe medication. Must graduate from an accredited educational program for physician assistants.
401 Physician Assistants are employed. This number is expected to increase by 18.7 % over the next four years.
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Neurodiagnostic Technologists
17.95 Hourly Wage 330 Currently Employed
Conduct electroneurodiagnostic (END) tests such as electroencephalograms, evoked potentials, polysomnograms, or electronystagmograms. May perform nerve conduction studies.
330 Neurodiagnostic Technologists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 19.09 % over the next four years.
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Anesthesiologists
94.45 Hourly Wage 138 Currently Employed
Physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery or other medical procedures.
138 Anesthesiologists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 13.04 % over the next four years.
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Family and General Practitioners
65.38 Hourly Wage 654 Currently Employed
Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.
654 Family and General Practitioners are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.17 % over the next four years.
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Internists, General
104.01 Hourly Wage 334 Currently Employed
Physicians who diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. Provide care mainly for adults who have a wide range of problems associated with the internal organs.
334 Internists, General are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.49 % over the next four years.
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Obstetricians and Gynecologists
80.37 Hourly Wage 110 Currently Employed
Physicians who provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth and those who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system. May also provide general medical care to women.
110 Obstetricians and Gynecologists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 10.91 % over the next four years.
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Pediatricians, General
78.11 Hourly Wage 280 Currently Employed
Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.
280 Pediatricians, General are employed. This number is expected to increase by 5.71 % over the next four years.
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Surgeons
87.71 Hourly Wage 210 Currently Employed
Physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.
210 Surgeons are employed. This number is expected to increase by 12.38 % over the next four years.
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Neurologists
117.27 Hourly Wage 2132 Currently Employed
Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and disorders of the nervous system.
2132 Neurologists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.85 % over the next four years.
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Nuclear Medicine Physicians
117.27 Hourly Wage 2132 Currently Employed
Diagnose and treat diseases using radioactive materials and techniques. May monitor radionuclide preparation, administration, and disposition.
2132 Nuclear Medicine Physicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.85 % over the next four years.
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Ophthalmologists
117.27 Hourly Wage 2132 Currently Employed
Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries of the eyes and related structures.
2132 Ophthalmologists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.85 % over the next four years.
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
117.27 Hourly Wage 2132 Currently Employed
Diagnose and treat disorders requiring physiotherapy to provide physical, mental, and occupational rehabilitation.
2132 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.85 % over the next four years.
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Preventive Medicine Physicians
117.27 Hourly Wage 2132 Currently Employed
Apply knowledge of general preventive medicine and public health issues to promote health care to groups or individuals, and aid in the prevention or reduction of risk of disease, injury, disability, or death. May practice population-based medicine or diagnose and treat patients in the context of clinical health promotion and disease prevention.
2132 Preventive Medicine Physicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.85 % over the next four years.
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Sports Medicine Physicians
117.27 Hourly Wage 2132 Currently Employed
Diagnose, treat, and help prevent injuries that occur during sporting events, athletic training, and physical activities.
2132 Sports Medicine Physicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.85 % over the next four years.
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Urologists
117.27 Hourly Wage 2132 Currently Employed
Diagnose, treat, and help prevent benign and malignant medical and surgical disorders of the genitourinary system and the renal glands.
2132 Urologists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.85 % over the next four years.
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Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists
44.3 Hourly Wage 69 Currently Employed
Apply theories and principles of neuropsychology to diagnose and treat disorders of higher cerebral functioning.
69 Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.7 % over the next four years.
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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

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