Degree Required for Careers in Healthcare and Medical

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Interested in a career in Healthcare and Medical? Find out what degree do you need to get a job in this industry.

We have provided you a list of Healthcare and Medical careers below and the degrees you need for each of the careers.

 Career nameDegree required
ChiropractorsChiropractic
DentistsDentistry, Advanced General Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics
Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeonsOral/Maxillofacial Surgery
OrthodontistsOrthodontics/Orthodontology
ProsthodontistsProsthodontics/Prosthodontology
Dietitians and NutritionistsFoods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General, Human Nutrition, Foodservice Systems Administration/Management, Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other, Nutrition Sciences, Dietetics/Dietitian, Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist, Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other, ,
OptometristsOptometry
PharmacistsPharmacy, Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Pharmaceutics and Drug Design, Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, Clinical and Industrial Drug Development, Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics, Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy, Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Cosmetic Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Family and General PractitionersMedicine, Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy
Physician AssistantsPhysician Assistant
PodiatristsPodiatric Medicine/Podiatry
Occupational TherapistsOccupational Therapy/Therapist
Physical TherapistsPhysical Therapy/Therapist, Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist
Radiation TherapistsMedical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Recreational TherapistsTherapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
Respiratory TherapistsRespiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Speech-Language PathologistsCommunication Sciences and Disorders, General, Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
Exercise PhysiologistsExercise Physiology, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist ,
VeterinariansVeterinary Medicine, Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General, Veterinary Physiology, Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology, Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology, Large Animal/Food Animal and Equine Surgery and Medicine, Small/Companion Animal Surgery and Medicine, Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine
Registered NursesRegistered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Nursing Administration, Adult Health Nurse/Nursing, Family Practice Nurse/Nursing, Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing, Nursing Science, Pediatric Nurse/Nursing, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing, Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing, Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing
Nurse AnesthetistsNurse Anesthetist
Nurse MidwivesNurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery
Nurse PractitionersAdult Health Nurse/Nursing, Family Practice Nurse/Nursing, Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing, Pediatric Nurse/Nursing, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing, Nursing Practice, Geriatric Nurse/Nursing, Women's Health Nurse/Nursing
AudiologistsCommunication Sciences and Disorders, General, Audiology/Audiologist, Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
Medical and Clinical Laboratory TechnologistsCytotechnology/Cytotechnologist, Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist, Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist, Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Medical and Clinical Laboratory TechniciansClinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant, Blood Bank Technology Specialist, Hematology Technology/Technician, Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, Histologic Technician, Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other ,
Dental HygienistsDental Hygiene/Hygienist
Cardiovascular Technologists and TechniciansCardiovascular Technology/Technologist, Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician, Perfusion Technology/Perfusionist, Cardiopulmonary Technology/Technologist
Diagnostic Medical SonographersDiagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Nuclear Medicine TechnologistsNuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Radiologic TechnologistsMedical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, Mammography Technician/Technology ,
Magnetic Resonance Imaging TechnologistsMagnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician
Emergency Medical Technicians and ParamedicsEmergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Dietetic TechniciansFoods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General, Nutrition Sciences, Dietetics/Dietitian, Dietetic Technician, Dietitian Assistant
Pharmacy TechniciansPharmacy Technician/Assistant
Psychiatric TechniciansPsychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Respiratory Therapy TechniciansRespiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant, Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical TechnologistsPathology/Pathologist Assistant, Surgical Technology/Technologist, Sterile Processing Technology/Technician ,
Veterinary Technologists and TechniciansVeterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Ophthalmic Medical TechniciansOptometric Technician/Assistant, Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist, Orthoptics/Orthoptist ,
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational NursesLicensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other
Medical Records and Health Information TechniciansHealth Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician, Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Dispensing OpticiansOpticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
Orthotists and ProsthetistsOrthotist/Prosthetist, Assistive/Augmentative Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering
Hearing Aid SpecialistsHearing Instrument Specialist
Occupational Health and Safety SpecialistsOccupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician, Industrial Safety Technology/Technician, Environmental Health, Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Occupational Health and Safety TechniciansRadiation Protection/Health Physics Technician, Environmental Health, Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene ,
Athletic TrainersPhysical Fitness Technician, Athletic Training/Trainer
Genetic CounselorsGenetic Counseling/Counselor
Home Health AidesHome Health Aide/Home Attendant
Psychiatric AidesPsychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician, Health Aide
Nursing AssistantsHealth Aide, Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide, Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other ,
OrderliesNo degree required
Occupational Therapy AssistantsOccupational Therapist Assistant
Occupational Therapy AidesRehabilitation Aide
Physical Therapist AssistantsPhysical Therapy Technician/Assistant
Physical Therapist AidesRehabilitation Aide
Massage TherapistsMassage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage, Asian Bodywork Therapy, Somatic Bodywork ,
Dental AssistantsDental Assisting/Assistant
Medical AssistantsMedical Office Assistant/Specialist, Medical Reception/Receptionist, Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder, Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary, Medical/Clinical Assistant, Anesthesiologist Assistant, Chiropractic Assistant/Technician
Medical Equipment PreparersSterile Processing Technology/Technician
Medical TranscriptionistsMedical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Pharmacy AidesNo degree required
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal CaretakersNo degree required
PhlebotomistsPhlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist

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