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Education, Training, and Certifications

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Learn about how to get started on the right path to the medical job you want. Research various careers, and learn about the education and certification required to get you there. A variety of medical careers are available to you, at any education level. This section also contains entry level resources to help you get your first job in the healthcare field, or break into the medical industry.
  1. Getting Started: Health Career Basics
  2. Medical Education, Degrees, and Certifications
  3. Terms and Definitions
  4. Entry Level Resources
  5. Medical Careers Available with Less Than Four Years of College

Getting Started: Health Career Basics

Before you apply for school or apply for a new job in the medical industry, make sure you are on the right path to the best career for you.

Medical Education, Degrees, and Certifications

While there are some medical careers available without a college degree, most of the more advanced, lucrative careers require many years of graduate and post-graduate education and training. Learn more about the various degree programs available, and how to navigate the educational process.

Terms and Definitions

Glossary of terms, definitions and acronyms you may need to know when searching or training for a career in the healthcare field.

Entry Level Resources

Once you have obtained the necessary educational requirements, certifications, and licensure, you're ready to find your first job in the medical industry. These resources will help you to make the transition from student life to the professional world.

Medical Careers Available with Less Than Four Years of College

If you are a high school graduate, there are several careers available to you in the healthcare field. Some may require a brief training or certification course, but none of these careers requires a college degree. Although these jobs may not pay as much as more advanced careers with advanced degrees, these medical careers still offer many benefits of working in the healthcare industry. These include job stability, career growth, and a challenging, fun environment in the medical field!

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