Careers in Anatomy and Physiology

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Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) studies the body's organs and their functions. Within A&P, however, there are many branches of careers, some of which delve into plants and animals instead of humans. With a background in Anatomy and Physiology there are many different paths you can choose.

Botanist

  • Botanists are necessary because as the world's population grows there is a greater need for food and more of an environmental impact on food sources. Career opportunities include plant breeding, genetics and conservation.

Veterinarian

  • Veterinarians may work in private practice, and can even specialize, treating only certain animals. Veterinarians can also choose to teach or do research, or to inspect animals entering the country.

Radiology

  • A radiologist uses images created by X-rays, ultrasounds or other substances to diagnose and treat patients. Specialty areas of radiologists include images of the cardiovascular regions and digestive tracts, as well as pediatrics.

Nursing

  • Nursing is a great opportunity to use A&P skills. Nurses primarily treat patients, record patients' medical history and help rehabilitate them. Other duties include educating the public, running clinics and teaching home-care requirements.

Education

  • Many universities searching for professors to teach A&P courses desire a minimum of a master's degree but prefer a doctoral degree in Anatomy and Physiology. Professors teach, develop curriculum, serve on school committees and advise students.

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