Health Career Pathways Chart for California

About the Chart

This chart explores the different health professions career pathways, namely Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, outlining the institutional obstacles and opportunities at various stages of the journey. Beginning from the stage of application into programs, throughout the programs, and completing licensure in order to become employed, this is a first resource attempting to consolidate the similarities across these career paths within California. Policies will vary on a state-by-state basis, with future charts exploring other states.


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