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Health Professions

There are many opportunities for those interested in a career in the health professions. The health professions offer varied careers that are ideal for people who are compassionate and knowledgeable about the scientific basis of health care and the functioning of the human body. The various health professions involve a broad range of personal interests, educational opportunities and unique skills, abilities, and philosophies of patient interaction. This page contains basic information on the most common areas of interests for LSU students, however there are many other fulfilling careers within the health professions and students are encouraged to explore other avenues that may provide opportunities within this broad career field.


> Medical Doctor> Optometry
> Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)> Podiatry (DPM)
> Dentistry> Other health professions