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Physician's Path
 Education  Work Experience  Activities
  Relevant high school classes- All available math and science courses. English composition and communications courses.
  College- Two-year registered nurse degree, later a four-year bachelor's degree in biology, plus four years' medical school and two years' residency.
  High School- Babysitter, food server, lifeguard.
  College- Worked in emergency room of hospital and as a paramedic.
  High School- 4-H club, basketball, softball, track, cross country, National Honor Society.
  College -- Physical exercise -- running, working out.


Recommended Path
 Education  Work Experience  Activities
  High School - Refer to the chart below
  College- Four-year bachelor's degree, four years of medical school, three to six years of residency.
Visit the "Making a Decision" section of the AMA Web site.
  High School- Work in hospital or nursing home as certified nurse assistant, ward clerk or volunteer. Job shadow a physician to learn about the pros and cons of the career.
  College- Join a First Responder team or ambulance unit. Take an emergency medical technicians (EMT) course and work as an EMT.
  High School- Attend summer science camps.
  College- Join science or medical clubs.
 Education - High School
Math Algebra Geometry Calculus Probability & Statistics
English English English English
Applied Communications
Applied Communications
Science Physical Science Biology or Chemistry Chemistry or
Applied Biology/Chemistry
Anatomy or
Advanced Biology or
Social Studies/Humanities As required As required Psychology
Government and Economics
Physical Education/Health As required As required As required As required
Technical Classes Keyboarding
Computer Applications
(Recommended Courses: Health, Occupations)
Computer Applications
(Recommended Courses: Health, Occupations)
Computer Applications
(Recommended Courses: Health, Occupations)
Computer Applications
(Recommended Courses: Health, Occupations)
Source: Choices CT, 2001 Bridges.com, Inc.


You've seen how Kathleen reached her career goals by planning her activities, education and work experiences early in middle and high school. You know what experts in the field recommend in terms of activities, education and work experiences if you plan to pursue this profession.

Your Path
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Dreaming plays an important role in your career plans. What do you imagine the future looks like for you?
What do you like to do? What do you dislike doing? What kind of personality do you have?
What are you good at? What have you accomplished that you are proud of?
What colleges offer programs in your area of interest? What type of college is best for you? How will you pay for your education?
You've seen how the STC physician reached her goal; you know what is recommended. You've dreamed about your career; you've identified your talents and interests; you've explored college options. Now it's time to design your plan to achieve your career goals


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