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American Indian and Alaska Native doctors, dentists, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, psychologists, public health workers, social workers and veterinarians are providing high-quality health care to their communities and to the general U.S. population. Many more of these health professionals are needed.

Are you interested in learning more about careers in the health professions? This website presents the inspiring stories of some Native health professionals. We also provide information about 14 fields in the health professions and some of the steps you need to take to become a health professional. In addition, there are links to great resources.


page117_1Much of the information on this website is based on articles that were written by Jane Westberg and published in Winds of Change, a magazine that is affiliated with AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society). Many of the articles are accompanied by updates.