When it comes to a career in healthcare, some people can only name a handful of related job titles (doctor, nurse, paramedic). However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment within healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, and that growth isn’t only for physicians and doctors.
There are a vast number of healthcare jobs and career paths that do not always require that MD status. Check out this list of 25 Health Care Support Jobs for 2016, or this Bureau of Labor Statistics list of Healthcare Occupations, which details the necessary education level and median salaries for each job. For more career exploration, check out the Explore Health Careers website, which provides an overview of what is involved for different healthcare positions; you can even filter the occupations by Bachelors degree level only.
So when someone asks you, “what do you want to do after college?” Your answer could be a cardiovascular technologist, respiratory therapist, prosthetist, or an exercise physiologist; just to name a few.