Students in a lab

Health careers in the making

    Where individual ambition meets collective support

    At Iowa State University of Science and Technology you can build the skills and experiences you need to create innovative solutions in health and medicine.

    As a major research university with an exceptional student experience, we are here to help you lay the foundation for your future so you are able to launch into a health-related career right away or pursue advanced education in medical school or other professional programs.

    Careers in the health field are as unique as you are. Whatever your goals, there is a path that fits your needs, and can set you up for lifelong success.

    Explore the variety of health careers

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      Health Providers

      Physicians, therapists, dieticians, and other professionals who work directly with patients to improve their lifestyle.

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      Health Innovators

      Engineers, designers, and scientists working on the cutting edge of vaccines, medical devices such as pacemakers and artificial joints, and health-care facility design.

    • ISU professor Kim

      Health Leaders

      People interested in the perceptions, policies, and equity of our healthcare systems.

    • Katherine_Main

      Health Administrators

      Decision makers and business professionals working to improve the operations of our healthcare systems.

    Top medical schools ISU students attend

    Our alumni are accepted to top programs such as:

    • Creighton University
    • Des Moines University
    • Drake University
    • Harvard University
    • Penn State University
    • St. Louis University
    • University of Illinois
    • University of Iowa
    • University of Minnesota
    • University of Nebraska
    • University of South Carolina
    • University of Wisconsin
    • Yale University

    Pre-med and pre-health academic support

    As a pre-medical or pre-health student at Iowa State you’ll have a team of advisors and career services professionals who provide:

    • Academic planning to combine your degree requirements and the prerequisites for medical or professional school
    • Application assistance to medical or pre-professional school
    • Health profession exploration (deciding what fields fit your strengths and interests)
    • Guidance on alternate paths if your goals change