What courses are required to take to be in the medical field ?
If that is not what you are looking for, then the nursing education path is much shorter.
RN you can do either:
2 year Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN)
4 years for your Baccelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Biology or biology chemistry anything in that area is considered Pre-Med remember Pre-Med Isn’t a actual thing so make sure your looking for anything pertaining to the human body.
I'm a current PA (Physician Assistant) student learning to practice medicine, and I feel this is definitely one of the career paths you can consider! PAs practice in all states and DC, as well as in all medical specialties and settings, which would give you much flexibility.
Here's a link to information on steps to become a PA, from the American Academy of PAs: https://www.aapa.org/news-central/2018/08/6-steps-become-pa/
Let me know if you have any specific questions. Good luck!
P.S. I would also advise to check out AAMC.org, they give great advice and tips for students interested in healthcare.
Best of luck!
Yasemin recommends the following next steps:
Pick a college that suits your personality and a major that interests you. You will need to get good grades in college in order to apply for medical school. At the medical school I attended, the average GPA is reported to be 3.85, so even one or two B's can hurt your chances of acceptance.
Aside from this, any major is acceptable as long as you complete the prerequisite courses.
Typical medical school prerequisites include:
Biology: Lecture – 4 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
General Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Organic Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Biochemistry: Lecture – 1 semester
General Physics: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Math: Statistics – 1 semester
English: Rhetoric (Composition) and Literature – 2 semesters