Health care requires the understanding of how people work physically and emotionally.
A trip to a health care provider can often leads to fear, anger, and confusion. A background in psychology will prepare you to deal with your patients' concerns, and it will provide the scientific foundation to excel in all aspects of the job.
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As a registered nurse, you will be responsible for observing and recording both patients’ medical histories and symptoms as well as administering medications or treatments.
Typical salary: $60,000 - $76,000 per year
As a clinical researcher, you will help develop and implement research studies for various topics affecting people’s health and well-being.
Typical salary: $82,000 per year
Job Outlook: Expected to increase by 13% by 2026
As a nurse practitioner, or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), you are able to perform exams, order and analyze diagnostic testing and diagnose illnesses.They can also prescribe medications.Recommended classes:
Typical salary: $100,000 - $118,000 a year
As a physical therapist, you will diagnose problems with patients’ movement and function abilities and develop personalized plans to help them improve.
Typical salary: $82,000 - $93,000 per year
As a physician assistant, you will work under the supervision of a physician or surgeon to examine and treat patients. Physician assistants can work in all areas of medicine, including primary care, emergency medicine, and psychiatry.
Typical salary: $102,000 - 115,000 per year
As a physician, you will be responsible for diagnosing and treating illnesses or injuries, and you have the option to open your own private practice.Recommended classes:
Typical salary: $188,000 - $266,000 per year