Get in contact with a guidance counselor at a community college. Many, if not most, medical careers will require a Bachelors degree which will require diverse science courses as well as general education requirements. Rochester Community College in Minnesota offers a program that is intended for transfer to the University. Oftentimes, students will identify areas of interest as they are proceeding through their undergraduate studies and then can more readily state their major. If you are not interested in pursuing a Bachelors degree then you could contact your local Vocational Education Department and/or research the same opportunities online. Some healthcare institutions provide career advancement opportunities for employees as well.
Bonnie recommends the following next steps:
- Contact community college guidance counselor (if interested in degree)
- Contact vocational education counselor or do internet search of the same if not interested in degree or if prefer vocational certification (ie certified nursing assistant) prior to entering degree program.