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A Variety of Excellent Careers Exist in the Field of Healthcare

The great thing about Clarkson's program is that as you prepare for a career in Health Professions, you are also exploring a more traditional field of study. The superb quality and intensity of Clarkson's Science, Engineering, Business, and Liberal Arts programs can equip you for almost anything! You'll find that you have lots of choices for your future.

Health profession fields range from biotechnology, pharmaceutical sales, technical support, and organizational psychology to industrial safety, mental health, and health administration. Professional titles include: medical doctor, counselor, physical therapist, dentist, psychologist, industrial hygienist, veterinarian medical research scientist, and hospital administrator.

What about Co-ops and Internships?
Our Career and Professional Development Center organizes co-ops and internships in hospitals, clinics, research laboratories, and other appropriate settings.

What kinds of professional prerequisites are there?

Clarkson offers all the courses listed as prerequisites for medical school, veterinary school and dental school. These include a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics along with critical reading and writing skills.

How is Clarkson's Health Professions preparation for:


Medical School
Professional schools want students who have demonstrated interest in medicine, ideally through practical experience in the community. Certainly high GPA and Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores are significant. But these schools also want people who have been able to balance academics with extracurricular pursuits, especially in committed community service. Multi-tasking and juggling of schedules and priorities are critical skills for success in any health profession career.

Dental School
Your score on the Dental School Admission Test (DAT) will be an important part of your application, and your adviser will be able to assist you in preparing for it.

Veterinary School
Again, a strong GPA and competitive Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are important. But demonstrated interest in the profession by exposure to practice, research, or other areas of veterinary medicine is essential. Clarkson's North Country location enables you to gain volunteer experience in both large and small animal settings.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

You can major in any bachelor's degree program and take our Pre-Physical Therapy concentration for undergraduates to prepare for admission into the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Clarkson. In Pre-PT, students develop a hands-on, multidisciplinary view of the profession.