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​​​​Untitled design (6).pngBecoming a Lawyer

​A lawyer also called an attorney, gives legal advice to people, government agencies, and businesses. They offer representation when needed, prepare legal documents, and interpret laws, regulations, and rulings.

Is Law the Right Career for You?

Start by answering the following questions: 

  • Have you completed an informational interview with a current lawyer? 
  • Are you a disciplined, hard worker? 
  • Do you have strong analytical, research, and writing skills?
  • Are you willing to spend at least 7 years in college (4+ years for B.A./B.S. and 3 years in law school)? 

If you answered yes to these questions, a career in law may be a good fit for you!​

Holland Interest Code

The interest code for the law occupation is EI (Enterprising Investigative)

What's a Holland Code? This refers to a career assessment that measures your personality type across 6 areas: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. A Holland Code allows you to connect your personality directly with occupations! Find out your code at mynextmove.org/explore/ip​

Occupation Basics 

​Sample Job Titles 
​Median Wages
​Required Education
  • ​Environmental Lawyer
  • Family Lawyer
  • Immigration Lawyer
  • Judge​
​In CA: $71,550 - $171,550*

In LA/OC Area: $176,020

*Median wages in the law field differ significantly based on specialization and geographic area. For more information visit CareerOneStop.org/Salary​

​Doctorate Degree: 
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.)

Choosing a Major for Law 

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There is no required or preferred undergraduate major for law school. Instead, law schools look for an undergraduate background that sharpens analytical reasoning and writing skills. Consider a major that interests you and could lead to an alternate career, if necessary.

Preparing for Law School​

As an undergraduate student, there are several things you can do now to prepare for law school: 

  • Gain exposure to the law through volunteering, work, or job shadowing. 
  • Join a pre-law club, or start one if it doesn't already exist at your college. 
  • Study for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). 
  • Maintain a high GPA; grades are a major factor in the selection process. 
  • Connect with faculty and professionals. Remember, most programs will require a letter of recommendation. 
  • Acquire excellent research and writing skills.​

Applying to Law School​

Apply to law school programs using the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). This centralized application service also has a school directory with information on requirements and deadlines for various law programs. Visit lsac.org for more information.​

Professional Organizations​

Areas of Law​

There are many areas of law that you can specialize in. You are not expected to know the exact area of law you want to practice in before you attend law school. However, it is helpful to gain knowledge of the various areas of law as you decide your career path. Visit this website for an overview of each area of law: ​LSAC Fields of Law 

Related Occupations​

Not sure becoming a lawyer is the right fit for you? Here are some related careers with different educational requirements.​

​Job Title
​​Median Wages in CA
​Required Education
​Holland Code
​Arbitrator/Mediator 
​$97,430
​Bachelor's
​SE
​Paralegal/Legal Assistant
​$61,240
​Associate's
​CIE
​Court Reporter​​$89,990 
​Certificate 
​CE


Pre-Law Guide

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​​​​Becoming a NurseUntitled design (9).png  
Nurses promote health, prevent disease,​​ and help patients cope with illness. They have a unique scope of practice and can practice independently, although they also collaborate with all members of the health care team to provide the care needed by each patient as an individual. 

Holland Interest Code 
The interest code for nurses is SIC (Social, Investigative, & Conventional).

What's a Holland Code? This refers to a career assessment that measures your personality type across 6 areas: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. A Holland Code allows you to connect your personality directly with occupations! Find out your code at mynextmove.org/explore/ip​​​​​

Is Nursing the Right Career for You?
Start by answering the following questions:
  • Do you enjoy learning about the human body and science?
  • Are you a disciplined, hard worker and able to manage your time effectively?
  • Are you both patient and flexible? ​
  • Are you a critical thinker?
  • Would you enjoy a career with a high level of interaction with patients and colleagues?
If you answered yes to these questions, a career in nursing may be a good fit for you!

​Choosing the Nursing Path for You

Although an entry-level nurse can find a job with a three-year RN degree, there is a growing national movement to require all nurses to hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. 

Here are the types of nursing programs:

  • Certificate program 
    • ​​Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
    • ​Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • ​​Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN)
    • Already have a bachelor's degree in another subject? Consider an Accelerated Bachelor's ​of Science in Nursing (ABSN)
Admission to all nursing programs is competitive. Being open to options such as private and out-of-state schools may expand your chances of getting into nursing school. To research national programs, click here

Sample Pre-Requisite Courses 
In general, all prerequisite courses should be taken for a letter grade. 

​Common Nursing School Pre-Requisites
​SCC Courses 
​Anatomy 
​BIOL 239
​Physiology 
​​BIOL 249
​Microbiology
​BIOL 229

​Statistics
​​MATH 219
​Chemistry 
Varies by nursing program
  • ADN Programs: Some programs may not require a chemistry course while others may award points for chemistry coursework
  • CSU Schools: Typically a chemistry course that is: general, inorganic, organic or integrated with associated lab.
  • UC Schools: May want general chemistry and a semester of organic chemistry (CHEM 200A, 200B, 280A). 
Be sure to check individual campus requirements to determine if chemistry is required and which course(s) are best to take. 

IMPORTANT: This list is meant to be used as an informational guide. All students must refer to the individual campuses or programs for specific information on prerequisite requirements. 

Preparing for Nursing School 

As an SCC student, there are several things you can do now to prepare for nursing school:
  • ​​Maintain a high GPA.
  • Research nursing programs and requirements.
  • ​Gain experience in the nursing profession through volunteering, interning or taking a summer job in a healthcare setting.
  • Study for the standardized test(s) required for the programs you will be applying to (i.e. TEAS).
​Resources 

Related Occupations 

Not sure becoming a nurse is the right fit for you? Here are some related careers with different educational requirements. For more healthcare-related careers, visit ExploreHealthCareers.org.

​​Job Titles ​
​Median Wages in CA​
​Required Education
​Holland Code
​Emergency Medical Technicians
​$36,970
​Certificate
​SIR​
​Medical Assistant 
​$37,640
​Certificate
SCR​
​Physician Assistants
​$124,780
​Master's Degree
SIR​


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​​Untitled design (7).JPG​The following pre-professional guides are informational, and their purpose is to provide an introduction to the occupation and key resources. 

​Please keep in mind that any pre-requisite courses are general guidelines. It is your responsibility to research the requirements of the individual programs you're interested in. ​​

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​​​​​Becoming a Medical Doctor
Modern medicine generally refers to clinical practice: the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease by a physician. There are three broad categories of physicians: primary care, surgeons, and specialists. Beyond the clinical practice of medicine, physicians can also research the science and technology of health care.

Is Medicine the Right Career for You?
Start by answering the following questions:
  • Do you enjoy learning about the human body and science?
  • Are you a disciplined, hard worker?
  • ​Would you enjoy a career where you interact with others (patients and colleagues)?
  • Are you willing to spend at least 8 years in college (4+ years for B.A./B.S. and 4 years in medical school)?
  • After your education, are you willing to spend another 3-7 years completing clinical training?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, a career in medicine may be a good fit for you!

Holland Interest Code 
The interest code for medical doctors varies by specialty. However, most positions include Investigative, Social, and Realistic interests. 
  • IS - Family and General Practitioners​ & Pediatricians  
  • ISR - OB/GYN, Dermatologists, & Neurologists 
  • IRS - Anesthesiologists ​ 
​What's a Holland Code? This refers to a career assessment that measures your personality type across 6 areas: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. A Holland Code allows you to connect your personality directly with occupations! Find out your code at mynextmove.org/explore/ip​

Choosing a Major for Medicine
There is no required undergraduate major for medical school, and “Pre-Medicine” is not a common undergraduate major. To apply to medical school, you will need to complete certain prerequisite courses in science and math. Therefore, common undergraduate majors for students interested in medicine include:
  • Biology, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, or biochemistry
  • ​Math, physics, or chemistry
Sample Prerequisite Courses
In general, all prerequisite courses should be taken for a letter grade. Some campuses may have policies regarding whether the requirements can be met through community college coursework.​​

​​Common Med School Prerequisites 
​SCC Courses
​​One year of English
ENGL 101 & ENGL 102 or 103 ​
​One year of biology 
​​BIOL 211, 221, & 231
​​One year of general chemistry
​CHEM 200A & 200B 
​One year of organic chemistry
​​CHEM 280A & 280B
​One year of physics ​
​​PHYS 250A-C*

*Some campuses may accept PHYS 150A-B. Refer to program-specific websites.

IMPORTANT: This list is meant to be used as an informational guide. All students must refer to the individual campuses or programs for specific information on prerequisite requirements.


Preparing for Medical School
As an undergraduate student, there are several things you can do now to prepare for medical school:
  • ​​Maintain a high GPA.​
  • Clinical experience is not always required, but medical schools prefer students with relevant experience. This demonstrates an applicant’s knowledge and commitment to the field. Seek out volunteer and/or work experience in settings that involve close contact with patients, physicians, and other health professionals. Also, look into programs like:
  • For students interested in becoming a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, you need to gain an understanding of the Osteopathic philosophy. Many programs require a letter of recommendation from an Osteopathic Physician. You can find Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine through www.ospsc.org.
  • Join a pre-med club​​
  • Connect with faculty and professionals. Remember that most programs will require multiple letters of recommendation.
  • Study for the standardized test(s) required for the programs you will be applying to (i.e. MCAT).

Professional Organizations

Podcasts

​Related Occupations

Not sure becoming a physician is the right fit for you? Here are some related careers with different educational requirements. For more healthcare-related careers, visit ExploreHealthCareers.org.​

​Job Title

​Median Wages in CA

​Required Education

​Holland Code 

​Physician Assistant

​$118,500

​Master's Degree

​SIR

​Nurse Practitioner

​$126,890

​Master's Degree

​SIR​

​Registered Nurse

​$104,410

​Associate's Degree

​SIC

​Medical Assistant

​$36,080

​Certificate

​SCR


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​​​​​Becoming a Dentist 9.png

Dentists provide a wide range of oral health care services that contribute to the general health and quality of their patients’ lives. They are at the forefront of new​​ developments in dental implants, computer-generated imaging, and cosmetic and aesthetic procedures. Dentists are instrumental in the early detection of oral cancer and other conditions of the mouth.

Is Dentistry the Right Career for You? 

Start by answering the following questions:

  • Do you enjoy learning about the human body and science?
  • Are you a disciplined, hard worker?
  • Are you comfortable with close personal contact?\nDo you enjoy working with your hands?
  • Would you enjoy a career where you interact with others (patients and colleagues)?
  • Are you willing to spend at least 8 years in college (4+ years for B.A./B.S. and 4 years in dental school)?

If you answered yes to these questions, a career in dentistry may be a good fit for you! ​​

Holland Interest Code 

The interest code for dentists is IRS (Investigative, Realistic, Social).

What's a Holland Code? This refers to a career assessment that measures your personality type across 6 areas: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. A Holland Code allows you to connect your personality directly with occupations! Find out your code at mynextmove.org/explore/ip​​​


Occupation Basics 

​Job Titles
Median Wages*
Required Education
  • ​General Dentist 
  • Pediatric Dentist
  • ​Orthodontist 
  • Oral Surgeon 
​​In CA: $125,860

In LA/OC Area: $112,390

** For more information visit CareerOneStop.org/Salary

​Doctorate Degree: 
  • ​Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)​


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There is no required undergraduate major for dental school, and “Pre-Dental” is not a common undergraduate major. To apply to dental school, you will need to complete certain prerequisite courses in science and math. Therefore, common undergraduate majors for students interested in dentistry include:

  • ​Biology, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, or biochemistry
  • Math, physics, or chemistry

Sample Prerequisite Courses
In general, all prerequisite courses should be taken for a letter grade. Some campuses may have policies regarding whether the requirements can be met through community college coursework.​​

​Common Dental School Prerequisites 
​SCC Courses 
​One year of English
​ENGL 101 & ENGL 102 or 103 ​
​One year of biology 
​​​BIOL 211, 221, & 231
​One year of general chemistry
​​CHEM 200A & 200B 
​One year of organic chemistry
​​​CHEM 280A & 280B
One year of physics ​​
​​​PHYS 250A-C*
*Some campuses may accept PHYS 150A-B. Refer to program-specific websites.

​​IMPORTANT: This list is meant to be used as an informational guide. All students must refer to the individual campuses or programs for specific information on prerequisite requirements.


Preparing for Dental School 

As an undergraduate student, there are several things you can do now to prepare for dental school:

  • ​​​Maintain a high GPA.
  • Gain experience in the dental field. Consider seeking out a dentist in a private practice to shadow. Not sure where to start? You can begin with your family dentistry who may be able to accept volunteers or suggest colleagues. You can also gain broader experience in the healthcare field through programs like:
    • UCLA's Pre-Medical Enrichment Program (PREP)
    • USC's Bridging the Gaps summer program​
  • Join a pre-dental club, or start one if it doesn’t already exist at your college!  
  • Develop your leadership skills through student organizations and/or community service.
  • Connect with faculty and professionals. Remember that most programs will require multiple letters of recommendation.
  • Study for the standardized test(s) required for the programs you will be applying to (i.e. DAT).​​

​Professional Organizations 

Podcasts 

​​Related Occupations 

Not sure becoming a dentist is the right fit for you? Here are some related careers with different educational requirements. For more healthcare-related careers, visit ExploreHealthCareers.org.

​Job Title 
​Median Wages in CA
​Required Education
Holland Code​

​Dental Assistant
​$38,740
​Certificate
​CRS
​Dental Hygienist 
​$102,510
​Associate's Degree
​SRC



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​​​Becoming a Veterinarian Untitled design (7).png

Veterinarians are professionals who diagnose medical problems and care for pets and farm animals. While most veterinarians work in private practice, there are many others who are involved in preventive medicine, laboratory animal medicine, research and development, and teaching. There are also multiple specializations within veterinary medicine.

Is Veterinary Medicine the Right Career for You?

Start by answering the following questions:
  • Do you enjoy learning about animals and science?
  • Are you a disciplined, hard worker?
  • Would you enjoy a career where you interact with others (pet owners and colleagues)?
  • Would you be comfortable taking care of sick animals and performing euthanasia?
  • Are you willing to spend at least 8 years in college (4+ years for B.A./B.S. and 4 years in veterinary school)?
If you answered yes to these questions, a career in veterinary medicine may be a good fit for you!


Occupation Basics 

​Sample Job Title
​Median Wages*
​Required Education
  • ​Veterinarian
  • Emergency Veterinarian
  • Equine Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Surgeon
  • Theriogenologist​
​In CA: $107,880+
In LA/OC Area: $107,960+​

​*For more information visit CareerOneStop.org/Salary​

​Doctorate Degree:
  • ​​Doctor of Veterinary Medicine​


Choosing a Major for Veterinary Medicine
There is no required undergraduate major for veterinary school, and “Pre-Veterinary” is not a common undergraduate major. To apply to veterinary school, you will need to complete certain prerequisite courses in science and math. Therefore, common undergraduate majors include:
  • Animal science, animal biology, or zoology
  • Biology, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, or biochemistry​
Sample Prerequisite Courses
In general, all prerequisite courses should be taken for a letter grade. Some campuses may have policies regarding whether the requirements can be met through community college coursework.​

​Common Vet School Prerequisites 
​SCC Courses 
​One year English 
​ENGL 101 & 102 or 103
​One year of biology 
​BIOL 211, 221, & 231
​One year of general chemistry
​CHEM 200A & 200B
​One year of organic chemistry 
​CHEM 280A & 280B
​One year of physics 
PHYS 250A-C*
​*Some campuses may accept PHYS 150A-B. Refer to program-specific websites.


Preparing for Veterinary School
​Is an undergraduate student, there are several things you can do now to prepare for veterinary school:

  • ​Maintain a high GPA.
  • Gain as much broad and varied exposure to veterinary medicine as possible. Veterinary programs place great importance on these experiences. Here are some examples:
    • ​Consider job shadowing veterinarians in both large and small practices
    • Shadowing or working in a lab/research setting
    • Working or volunteering on a farm, ranch, zoo, or shelter
  • Join a pre-vet club, or start one if it doesn’t already exist at your college!  
  • Connect with faculty and professionals. Remember that most programs will require multiple letters of recommendation.
  • Study for the standardized test(s) required for the programs you will be applying to (i.e. GRE; MCAT).​
Professional Organizations 
Podcasts 

Related Occupations 


Not sure becoming a veterinarian is the right fit for you? Here are some related careers with different educational requirements. For more healthcare-related careers, visit ExploreHealthCareers.org.

​Job Title ​
Median Wages in CA​​Required Education
​Holland Code
​Veterinary Technician
​$40,020

​Associate's Degree
​RI
​Animal Caregiver
​$26,320

​~HS Diploma

​RC


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​​​​​​​​​Becoming a Pharmacist Untitled design (8).png

Pharmacy is the science and practice of the preparation, formulation, and dispensing of medicinal drugs. Common Area of Confusion: Another health field, Pharmacology, is often confused with Pharmacy. Pharmacology is focused on the study of how a drug affects the biological system and how the body responds.

Holland Interest Code 
The interest code for pharmacists​ is ICS (Investigative, Conventional, Social).

What's a Holland Code? This refers to a career assessment that measures your personality type across 6 areas: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. A Holland Code allows you to connect your personality directly with occupations! Find out your code at mynextmove.org/explore/ip​​​​​

Is Pharmacy the Right Career for You?
Start by answering the following questions:
  • Do you enjoy learning about the human body and science?
  • Are you a disciplined, hard worker?
  • Do you have a good attention to detail?
  • Would you enjoy a career with a high level of interaction with patients and colleagues?
  • Are you willing to spend at least 8 years in college (4+ years for B.A./B.S. and 4 years in pharmacy school)?
If you answered yes to these questions, a career in pharmacy may be a good fit for you!

Occupation Basics 
​Sample Job Title 

​Median Wages*
Required Education​
  • ​Clinical Pharmacist
  • Hospital Pharmacist
  • Pharmacist in Charge​
​In CA: $144,660+
In LA/OC Area: $141,240+

*For more information visit CareerOneStop.org/Salary
​Doctorate Degree:
  • ​Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)​

Choosing a Major for Pharmacy 
There is no required undergraduate major for pharmacy school; however, some schools may offer a major in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmaceutical chemistry, or pharmacology. To apply to pharmacy school, you will need to complete certain prerequisite courses in science and math. Therefore, other common undergraduate majors for students interested in pharmacy include:
  • Biology, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, or biochemistry
  • ​Math, physics, or chemistry​​

Sample Pre-Requisite Courses 

In general, all prerequisite courses should be taken for a letter grade. Some campuses may have policies regarding whether the requirements can be met through community college coursework.

​​Common Pharmacy School Prerequisites  
​SCC Courses 
​One year of English 
​ENGL 101 & 102 or 103
​One year of biology 
​BIO​​L 211, 221, & 231
​One year of general chemistry ​
​CHEM 200A & 200B
​One year of organic chemistry ​
​CHEM 280A & 280B
​One course in calculus 
​MATH 180 ​


IMPORTANT: This list is meant to be used as an informational guide. All students must refer to the individual campuses or programs for specific information on prerequisite requirements. Information can also be found at www.aacp.org.

Preparing for Pharmacy School 

As an undergraduate student, there are several things you can do now to prepare for pharmacy school:

  • ​​Maintain a high GPA.
  • ​Gain experience in the pharmacy profession through volunteering, interning, or taking a summer job in a pharmacy or healthcare setting.
  • Join a pre-pharmacy club, or start one if it doesn't already exist at your college!
  • Develop your leadership skills through student organizations and/or community service.​
  • ​Connect with faculty and professionals. Remember that most programs will require multiple letters of recommendation.
  • Study for the standardized test(s) required for the programs you will be applying to (i.e. PCAT; GRE).

Professional Organizations 

Podcasts 

Related Occupations 

Not sure becoming a pharmacist is the right fit for you? Here are some related careers with different educational requirements. For more healthcare-related careers, visit ExploreHealthCareers.org.

​Job Titles ​
​Median Wages in CA​
​Required Education
​Holland Code
​Pharmacy Technician 
​$40,120​
​​~High School Diploma 
​​CR
​Registered Nurse 
​$104​,410
​​Associate's Degree
​SIC​


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Becoming a Physician Assistant 

clip art of PA in medical attire

Physician assistants are medical providers who are licensed to diagnose and treat illness and disease and to prescribe medication for patients. They work in physician offices, hospitals, and clinics in collaboration with a licensed physician.

More information from ExploreHealthCareers.org ​

​Holland Interest Code 
The interest code for physician assistants is SIR (Social. Investigative, Realistic).

What's a Holland Code? This refers to a career assessment that measures your personality type across 6 areas: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. A Holland Code allows you to connect your personality directly with occupations! Find out your code at mynextmove.org/explore/ip​​​​​

Is PA the Right Career for You?
Start by answering the following questions:
  • Do you enjoy learning about the human body and science?
  • Are you a disciplined, hard worker?
  • Do you have experience working directly with healthcare patients? (Or are you willing to get this experience)
  • Would you enjoy a career with a high level of interaction with patients and colleagues?
  • Are you willing to spend at least 6​ years in college (4+ years for B.A./B.S. and 2+ years in PA school)?
If you answered yes to these questions, a career in PA may be a good fit for you!

Occupation Basics 
​Sample Job Title ​
​Median Wages*
Required Education​
  • Certified ​Physician Assistant (PA-C)
  • Surgical Critical Care PA
  • ​Emergency Medicine PA
  • Family Medicine PA
  • Dermatology PA
​In CA: $129,950+
In LA/OC Area: $125,650+

*For more information visit CareerOneStop.org/Salary
​Master's Degree:
  • ​Master's in Medical Science (MMS)​
  • Master's in Physician Assistant Studies​

List of Accredited PA Graduate Programs


Choosing a Major for PA 
There is no required undergraduate major to become a physician assistant. To apply to PA​​ school, you will need to complete certain prerequisite courses in science and math. Therefore, other common undergraduate majors for students interested in PA include:
  • Biology, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, or biochemistry
  • Health sciences, nursing (BSN)
Applying to PA school requires Direct Patient Care experience, so you need to think not only about pre-reqs but also how you plan to obtain the required experience. See more details in the preparing for PA school section. 

Sample Pre-Requisite Courses 

In general, all prerequisite courses should be taken for a letter grade. Some campuses may have policies regarding whether the requirements can be met through community college coursework.

​​Common PA School Prerequisites  
​SCC Courses 

​One year of biology 
​BIO​​L 211, 221, & 231
​One year of general chemistry ​
​CHEM 200A & 200B
​Statistics 
​MATH 219
​Microbiology
​BIOL 229
​Anatomy 
​BIOL 239
​Physiology 
BIOL 249​
​Other courses that may be recommended or required for some programs
​Organic Chemistry
Biochemistry
Genetics 
Humanities and/or Social Science courses like Spanish, Psychology, or Sociology 


IMPORTANT: This list is meant to be used as an informational guide. All students must refer to the individual campuses or programs for specific information on prerequisite requirements. Information can also be found at www.aacp.org.

Preparing for PA School 

As an undergraduate student, there are several things you can do now to prepare for PA school:

  • ​​Maintain a high GPA.
  • ​Gain experience "Direct Patient Care" experience. PA schools often require between 1,000-2,000 hours of experience working directly with patients, and some programs will require the experience to be paid. Here are some examples of DPC experience: 
  • Develop your leadership skills through student organizations and/or community service.​
  • ​Connect with faculty and professionals. Remember that most programs will require multiple letters of recommendation.
  • Study for the standardized test(s) required for the programs you will be applying to (i.e. GRE).

Professional Organizations 

Related Occupations 

Not sure becoming a PA​ is the right fit for you? Here are some related careers with different educational requirements. For more healthcare-related careers, visit ExploreHealthCareers.org.

​Job Titles ​
​Median Wages in CA​
​Required Education
​Holland Code
​EMTs and Paramedics
​$36,650

​​Certificate 
​​RIS​
​Registered Nurse 
​$104​,410
​​Associate's Degree
​SIC​


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​​​If you're interested in exploring a health career, you should consider getting experience to expose you to the field, confirm your interests, and help your chances of being admitted to a program. Some career paths will absolutely require clinical experience (ex. PA, PT), but no matter your goal - getting experience early is always a good idea! Here are some ideas and resources to help you get started: 

Pre-Health/Summer Programs:

Research Experience: 

Volunteering: ​​

​Paid Experience: 

Events/Other Resources: ​​

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