The pre-dentistrymajor prepares students for dental school.The pre-dental hygiene prepares students for dental hygiene programs. Pre-professional health programs require a solid and varied background in the sciences. Pre-dentistyr and pre-dental hygiene graduates who decide not to pursue dental school find employment in health-related industries. Many go on to become dental technicians, hygienists, or clinical laboratory technicians.
The following occupations represent some career opportunities available to pre-dental majors. Some will require additional education. For more information visit the Career Center in Lucina 220.
Audiologist Clinical Laboratory Technologist Computer Programmer Dental Assistant Dental Ceramist Dental Hygienist Dental Laboratory Technician Dentist Home Health Aide Hospital Administrator Human Resources Specialist Medical Laboratory Technician Medical Transcriptionist Nursing Aide Occupational Therapist Physical Therapist Public Relations Specialist Receptionist Recreational Therapist Sales RepresentativeSocial and Human Services Specialist Speech-Language Pathologist TeacherWriter
Resources available in the Career Center, Lucina 220:
Career Opportunities in Health Care (OCC HEAL 2)Careers for Health Nuts & Others Who Like to Stay Fit (OCC PT 30)Careers in Focus: Medical Technicians (OCC HEAL 34)Careers in Health Care (OCC HEAL 4)Exploring Health Care Careers (OCC HEAL 8)Opportunities in Dental Care Careers (OCC HEAL 18)Opportunities in Health and Medical Careers (OCC HEAL 26)Opportunities in Hospital Administration Careers (OCC HEAL 30)Opportunities in Public Health Careers (OCC HEAL 54)
Ball State Department of Biology—Pre-Dental Preparation: http://www.bsu.edu/web/biology/Pre-med/Pre-Dental.htm Great Links to Explore (BSU Career Center) America ’s Career InfoNet: http://www.acinet.orgAmerican Dental Assistants Association: http://www.dentalassistant.orgAmerican Dental Association: http://www.ada.orgAmerican Dental Education Association: http://www.adea.orgEmployment Outlook: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0854971.htmlIndianaINTERNnet: http://www.indianaintern.net/home.aspInternships.comInternships-USA.comVault Career InsiderO*NET: http://online.onetcenter.orgOccupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/Salary Wizard: http://www.salary.comVolunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.org
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