What is a health profession?

Careers that involve patient contact are health professions. The following are examples of health professions:

A more extensive list of health professions can be found at Explore Health Careers.

Health Professions Advising at The Career Center

Have questions about preparing for a career in the health professions? Speak to a Health Professions Advisor. Our advisors are knowledgeable about the health professions, campus majors, prerequisite courses, resources on and off campus, and the application processes for health professional programs. 

Individual Advising

Our individual advising appointments are 30 minute sessions with a health professions advisor. This is a great opportunity to get your questions and concerns answered. Make an appointment by calling (217) 333-0820.

Health Professions Drop-in Advising

Health Professions Drop-in Advising are 10-15 minute sessions with a health professions advisor. They are intended to help you with quick questions. Drop-in hours are Tuesday and Friday from 1:30-3:00pm.

Health Careers Chronicle

Sign up for the Health Careers Chronicle, our weekly newsletter. It is the ONLY way to stay informed about important announcements, volunteer and research opportunities, and so much more.


Attend a workshop at The Career Center. See our calendar for upcoming events. Or if you would like to host a Health Professions Advisor at your registered student organization, complete this request form. It must be received at least two weeks in advance.

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