Tips on Choosing a Health Profession

The best way to choose a health profession is to DO SOMETHING. The sooner you get experience in the field, the sooner you will know if it's the right fit for you. Below are some tips to get you started:

  • Shadow a health professional you are interested in. This is the fastest way to determine if you want to commit to this path.
  • Find a mentor in a health profession and conduct an informational interview.
    • What made them choose this path?
    • Had they considered other options?
    • What is one thing they wish they knew prior to choosing this profession?
  • Read and research various health professions. 
    • What are the challenges of this particular health profession?
    • What characteristics does one need to have to be successful in this profession?