While most students interested in the health professions think of medical school, there are many other professional careers that allow graduates to "care for people." These include but are not limited to:

Medicine
     Allopathic Medicine (MD)
: This is what most think of when they think of being a doctor or an M.D.

     Osteopathic Medicine (DO): Similar in almost all respects to allopathic medicine, except with a focus on preventive and holistic health.

Anesthesiologist Assistant

Chiropractic Medicine

Dentistry

Genetic Counseling

Healthcare Administration
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Naturopathic Medicine
Programs generally award a doctor of Naturopathic Medicine or a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. The closest geographic school to the University of Puget Sound is Bastyr University, in Seattle, Washington.

Nursing
Nurses comprise the largest single component of hospital staff, are the primary providers of hospital patient care, and deliver most of the nation's long-term care. Nursing degrees and certifications include: 
     Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification: Used by some students to gain entry-level patient-care experience prior to pursuing a more
     advanced professional health program.
     Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree: Minimum educational requirement for professional nursing practice. Puget Sound students who
     will graduate with a bachelor's degree usually consider an accelerated BSN (ABSN) or an entry-level master's program (EL-MSN). 
     Nurse Practitioner (NP) degree: NPs are mid-level providers, with doctoral programs (DNP) being the highest degree possible within the
     professional nursing practice. 

Nutrition/Dietetics

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pathologist Assistant

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant

Podiatry

Public Health

Veterinary Medicine