Healthcare Careers

Choosing a career starts with self-reflection. What do you like? What do you do well? What do you want to learn more about? Browse through over 70 health care careers described here. Find out what looks interesting and learn more about education requirements, average salary, licensing and training opportunities in Virginia.

Virginia Health Careers Manual

The Virginia Health Careers Registry is designed to keep you informed of health career events, programs and services throughout Virginia that are pertinent to your educational and career development. The registry is intended solely for the use of the Virginia Area Health Education Centers and their partners so that they may provide you with information about health careers programs and opportunities in Virginia and evaluate the success of their efforts. (Currently under construction).

GETTING STARTED – Find A Career That You Love

  1. Browse the list of careers, noting which ones seem interesting to you.
  2. Compare cost, income, and education requirements through Student Choice.
  3. Contact a college or training facility to learn more about pursuing a health career.

Veterinary Medicine


The Health Career Manual is a tool designed to spark the interest of students and young professionals who may have an interest in healthcare careers. The manual provides background information, school preparation, average salary, among other resources.

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Blue Ridge Region AHEC – Shenandoah Valley

Capital Region AHEC – Richmond Metro and surrounding areas

Eastern Virginia Region AHEC – Southeast Virginia and Peninsula

Northern Virginia Region AHEC – Northern Virginia

Rappahannock Region AHEC – Northern Neck, Fredericksburg, and Middle Peninsula

South Central Region AHEC – Lynchburg, Danville, and surrounding area

Southside Region AHEC – South of Richmond

Southwest Virginia Region AHEC – Roanoke Valley and West