There are numerous careers in health professions. This page is aimed to give you an overview of what those careers are. 

Allopathic Medicine - 

A system in which medical doctors and other healthcare professionals (such as nurses, pharmacists and therapists) that treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery.

Athletic Training -

Healthcare professions who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. 

Audiology, Speech and Language Pathology-

 Assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in patients.

 Chiropractic -

Primary care professional for spinal health and well-being. They are interested in and care for the whole person. Chiropractic is a natural conservative form of health care.


The process by which a professional counselor helps a person cope with mental or emotional distress, and understand and solve personal problems.


Provides preventative and restorative care to keep people healthy and to alleviate pain and treat patients' oral health needs.


Are clinicians, trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes.

Naturopathic Medicine-

 Is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances which encourage the person's inherent self -healing process, the vis medicatrix naturae.

Occupational Therapy-

 Is a health and wellness profession that assists people in developing the skills that they need in everyday life where they live, learn, work and play. Occupational Therapists distinct value is to improve health and quality of life through facilitating participation and engagement in occupations.


The primary healthcare practice for the eye and the front line protectors of vision. 

Osteopathic Medicine

Provides all of the benefits of modern medicine including prescription drugs, surgery, and the use of technology to diagnose disease and evaluate injury. It also offers the benefit of hands-on diagnosis and treatment through a system of therapy known as osteopathic manipulative medicine.


Pharmacists play a vital role on the healthcare team through the medicine and information they provide to other providers and patients. Pharmacists can practice and specialize in any area of healthcare and while responsibilities vary among different areas of pharmacy practices, the bottom line is that pharmacists help patients get well.


Physical Therapy-

The practice of health care professionals who examine, diagnosis, and treat conditions that limit the body's ability to move and function in daily life. A primary role of physical therapists is to develop a plan of care and apply proven techniques to improve or restore mobility.


Physician Assistant-

Practice medicine in collaboration with physicians. They take medical histories, conduct physical exams, diagnosis and treat illness, write prescriptions, deliver babies and assist in surgeries.



The health professional who works independently, utilizes x-rays and laboratory tests and diagnostic purposes, prescribes medications, orders physical therapy, sets fractures and performs surgery.


Public Health-

professionals focus on preventing disease and injury while promoting healthy life styles.


 *New residency requirements - 24 months

The Board of Regents changed the residency requirement for WWAMI/WICHE/MN Dental. Qualified applicants will now have to demonstrate 24 months of residency (students can only be part-time status to qualify). See attached policy.