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Do you enjoy helping others get the most out of their lives and health? Are you interested in treating people in an impactful way that could help save lives? If you’re looking for a career that is both highly challenging and rewarding, then you may want to consider the medicine degree pathway at UTSA.

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This is not a major you can apply for. UTSA helps students complete the pre-requisites to get into this field. This program is offered through UTSA’s Health Professions Office. In order to participate in this program, incoming freshmen must first contact the Health Professions Office to:

Medicine

The Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) is a unique partnership between eleven Texas medical schools that provides UTSA undergraduate students with the opportunity to earn guaranteed admission. You will earn a bachelor’s degree from UTSA, in any major, while completing the required medical school pre-requisites and a degree in medicine from a Texas medical school.

If you’re interested in JAMP, contact the University Health Professions Office for more resources and guidance. Learn more at utsa.edu/healthprofessions/special-programs/jamp.html.

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Careers in Medicine

Top job titles for pre-medicine graduates include:

  • Physician
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Dentist/Orthodontist/Prosthedontist

Medicine is a highly specialized, niche industry average-to-high demand in different regions of Texas, particularly in Dallas-Fort Worth. Other locations with high demand for medicine graduates include the areas surrounding Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, Miami and Detroit. Roughly 3,000 job postings requiring a medical degree and licensure were posted between January 2019 and January 2020.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Industries for Pre-Medicine Graduates

Pre-medicine is a niche field with few avenues for professional use. Graduates should expect to complete an advanced degree to qualify for licensure in the field of medicine. Fields in which pre-medicine may be an applicable course of study include:

  • Health Care
  • Scientific Research and Development
  • Engineering, Design and Production

Salaries for Medicine Graduates

The salary range for open medicine-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:

lowest 10% $57,254
median $100,911
top 10% $173,525

Source: Burning Glass

Skills and Interests for Medicine Majors

While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a medicine graduate, some are more commonly sought than others. Pre-medicine may be a good fit for you if:

  • Detail Oriented
  • Enjoy Learning
  • Help Others
  • Problem Solving
  • Working with others