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Therapeutic Services

Career Pathways and Specialty Examples

Workers are focused primarily on changing the health status of the patient over time. Health professionals in this pathway work directly with patients.

Acupuncturist
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
Anesthesiologist Assistant
Art/Music/Dance Therapist(s)
Athletic Trainer
Audiologist
Certified Nursing Assistant
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Chiropractor
Dental Assistant
Dental Hygienist
Dental Lab Technician
Dentist
Dialysis Technician
Dietitian/Nutritionist
Dietetic Technician
Dosimetrist
Emergency Medical Technician
Home Health Aide
Kinesiotherapist
Licensed Practical Nurse
Massage Therapist
Medical Assistant
Mortician
Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Ophthalmic Technician
Orientation & Mobility Specialist
Orthotist/Prosthetist
Paramedic
Pedorthist
Pharmacist
Pharmacy Technician
Physical Therapist
Physical Therapy Assistant
Physician (MD/DO)
Physician Assistant
Podiatrist
Psychologist
Radiation Therapist
Recreational Therapist
Registered Nurse
Rehabilitation Counselor
Respiratory Therapist
Social Worker
Speech Language Pathologist
Surgical Technologist
Veterinarian
Veterinarian Technician
Wellness Coach

For a printable list from the National Consortium for Health Science Education, click here:
Health Science Career Specialties Chart.

UNMC’s Careers in Health Care booklet. Although this was published in 2010, this booklet may still have relevant information for students today.