There are many opportunities for you to start your career in the health care industry! Whether you are looking to begin a job immediately after graduation or you are applying to graduate and professional programs, you have a wide variety of opportunities to begin a successful career. Sometimes deciding on a pathway or getting started in the health care industry can be a little overwhelming. The links on this page provide resources and guidance on getting started on your path to success!
ExploreHealthCareers.org is a great resource for students who are looking for some guidance as they explore the different career pathways in health care. This website lists hundred of health care careers and includes information about job outlook, work environment, estimated salary, education, licensing, and much more!
You can view postings and apply for jobs via Drake's online Handshake system. Employers can post part andfull time positions, internship opportunities, graduate programs, residencies and fellowships on the system. Students can apply for specific jobs, request information from employers and schedule on-campus interviews with employers that are offering interview opportunities. Students can also use Career bluePrint to view the employers and organizations that will participate in the University Career Fair once they have registered.
Many professions in the health care industry require students to earn advanced degrees and training beyond their bachelor's degree. The Applying to Graduate and Professional Programs page provides important information to consider and advice to guide you through the application process. You will learn about the similarities and differences of applying to programs in particular areas of health care and how to begin your application. You will also learn which areas require admission tests, such as the GRE or MCAT, and how to access information about these tests. There are also tips for writing a strong personal essay and obtaining letters of recommendation.