Online Classroom: Ready for Your Career?

There are numerous career paths to take in the health care fields.

Here are some resources to help you start thinking about your career and why you want to pursue it.

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: COMMUNICATING ABOUT YOUR WORK AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: THE CONNECTION OF CAMPUS & COMMUNITY THROUGH SERVICE & LEARNING

On Jan. 16, 2018, the winter-morning sunlight shines upon a close-up view of the letters on the "Sifting and Winnowing" plaque, mounted in the arched-portico of Bascom Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Engineers apply science and math to develop technical solutions to our world.  In the health sciences, engineers develop artificial organs and limbs, create new patient monitoring systems, and deliver advanced surgical and therapeutic devices.

WHAT IS A ENGINEER?  WHAT IS BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING?

ENGINEERING DIVERSITY AFFAIRS OFFICE  UW-MADISON COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Would you like to try engineering at home?  Here are some resources to get you started!

TRY AN HOUR OF CODING GIRLS WHO CODE AT HOME ROBOT AT HOME

NASA AT HOME SPACE CENTER HOUSTON TINKERCAD:  3D DESIGN AT HOME

A computer monitor displays a contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) of a volunteer's abdominal organs May 3, 2007, at UW Hospital and Clinics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Charles Mistretta, J.R. Cameron Professor of the Departments of Medical Physics, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, has a longstanding partnership with GE Healthcare of Waukesha, Wis., to develop new generations of medical instrumentation capable of producing such imaging.

“Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of  suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families,
communities, and populations.” (American Nursing Association)

There are a wide variety of career opportunities in the the nursing profession.  Learn more about becoming a nurse!

WHAT IS NURSING?  WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN NURSING?

EARNING YOUR BSN  CAREERS IN NURSING

UW-MADISON SCHOOL OF NURSING

Students in the UW School of Nursing program participate in simulation training at the UW Health Science Learning Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Pathology is a specialty in medicine focusing on the study of disease.  Pathologists provide diagnostic information to other doctors and patients on diseases.  They also study the impact of diseases on the human body.  Learn more about a career in pathology.

WHAT IS PATHOLOGY?  WHAT IS PATHOLOGY AND LAB MEDICINE?

UW-MADISON DEPT. OF PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE

The University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, including the UW Hospitals and Clinics, are pictured in an early morning aerial taken from a helicopter

“Pharmacists are important members of the comprehensive health care team; the expertise of pharmacists is vital to the success of the health care team as it designs, implements, and monitors drug therapy for the benefit of patients. Pharmacists use their expertise to keep pace with the rapid changes taking place in the health care system and the growing complexities of providing optimal pharmaceutical care to patients.”

Pharmacy offers a many different career options.  Learn more about pursuing a career in pharmacy!

TOP TEN REASONS TO BECOME A PHARMACIST  HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN PHARMACY?

A DAY IN PHARMACY SCHOOL   IMPROVING HEALTH CARE IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

UW-MADISON SCHOOL OF PHARMACY PHARMACY YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Rennebohm Hall is reflected in the still water of Lake Mendota along the University of Wisconsin-Madison shoreline during dawn

“Physical therapists (PTs) are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education.  Physical therapists teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.”  (American Physical Therapy Association)

Learn more about becoming a Physical Therapist:

YOU CAN BE ME: A CAREER IN PHYSICAL THERAPY  CHOOSE PT

WHO PHYSICAL THERAPISTS ARE   UW-MADISON PHYSCIAL THERAPY PROGRAM

Physical therapy lab at UW-Madison

A health services career does not necessarily mean a career working with people.  Veterinary medicine deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illness in all types of animals.  Learn more about being a vet!

HOW TO BECOME A VET  STUDENT EXPERIENCE IN VET SCHOOL

BUCKY GOES TO THE VET  CAREERS IN VETERINARY MEDICINE

UW-MADISON SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

Anesthesiologist Tatiana Ferreira monitors a sandhill crane chick after veterinarians performed an endoscopy to remove a metal grommet from the bird's digestive tract at UW Veterinary Care, the teaching hospital at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine,

An embroidered W crest is pictured on a medical student’s white coat during floor rounds on the Neurocritical Intensive Care Unit at UW Hospital and Clinics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison