Careers in Health Science

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What these careers are about

Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.
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administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery or other medical procedures.


treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

Oral Surgeons

perform surgery and related procedures on the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions to treat diseases, injuries, or defects. May diagnose problems of the oral and maxillofacial regions. May perform surgery to improve function or appearance.


perform cesarean sections or other surgical procedures as needed to preserve patients' health and deliver babies safely.


examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies. Design and fabricate appliances to realign teeth and jaws to produce and maintain normal function and to improve appearance.

Rehab Physicians

diagnose and treat disorders requiring physiotherapy to provide physical, mental, and occupational rehabilitation.

Preventive Med Physicians

apply knowledge of general preventive medicine and public health issues to promote health care to groups or individuals, and aid in the prevention or reduction of risk of disease, injury, disability, or death. May practice population-based medicine or diagnose and treat patients in the context of clinical health promotion and disease prevention.


examine and diagnose disorders and diseases using x-rays and radioactive materials. May treat patients.

Sports Medicine Physicians

diagnose, treat, and help prevent injuries that occur during sporting events, athletic training, and physical activities.

Allergists and Immunologists

diagnose, treat, and help prevent allergic diseases and disease processes affecting the immune system.


diagnose, treat, and help prevent benign and malignant medical and surgical disorders of the genitourinary system and the renal glands.


diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases or other conditions of the skin.


provide inpatient care predominantly in settings such as medical wards, acute care units, intensive care units, rehabilitation centers, or emergency rooms. Manage and coordinate patient care throughout treatment.


diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and disorders of the nervous system.

Nuclear Medicine Physicians

diagnose and treat diseases using radioactive materials and techniques. May monitor radionuclide preparation, administration, and disposition.


diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries of the eyes and related structures.


diagnose presence and stage of diseases using laboratory techniques and patient specimens. Study the nature, cause, and development of diseases. May perform autopsies.


treat internal disorders, such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and problems of the lung, brain, kidney, and gastrointestinal tract.


prescribe, direct, or administer psychotherapeutic treatments or medications to treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.

Family Practitioners and GP

prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
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