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Health Sciences Careers *

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, career opportunities in healthcare and social assistance—including private hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and individual and family services—will grow by 32.4 percent and add 4.4 million new jobs. Employment growth will be driven by increasing demand for healthcare and social assistance because of an aging population and longer life expectancies. Opportunities for individuals interested in becoming physicians and surgeons are expected to be favorable, and employment opportunities are expected to be very good for pharmacists and physical and occupational therapists.

  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Medical Doctor
  • Optometrist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Veterinarian
  • Nurse


* Admission is competitive and specific admission requirements, including courses and experiences, vary by professional program and institution.

 Completion of the B.S. does not guarantee admission to professional programs at the University of Minnesota or other universities. The course requirements shown are common to similar programs at other institutions; however, students are advised to check with their specific professional program to be sure all prerequisite courses are met.

 Most professional programs have additional admission requirements, and students are advised to contact the program(s) to which they plan to apply to identify all admission requirements.

 The pre-professional focus within the Health Sciences degree program is a combination of liberal education courses and courses that directly apply to the health science career field.

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