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As a top comprehensive university, Carleton offers many undergraduate and professional degree programs, such as Engineering, Journalism and Architecture (just to name a few!). We encourage you to explore the wide variety of innovative programs that Carleton offers. You may also be interested in professional designations such as an accountant, dentist, doctor, lawyer, pharmacist, teacher or veterinarian. Below are some tips on these professional designations and information on how a Carleton undergraduate degree can get you there.
Accounting is the study of how businesses track their income and assets over time. It covers a broad range of areas such as auditing, financial accounting, management accounting and taxation. Accountants track expenses, and prepare, analyze and verify financial documents. Accountants also look for ways to run businesses more efficiently, keep public records and make sure taxes are paid properly. This field offers a stimulating and challenging work environment that is constantly evolving. It is an excellent career for people who possess an aptitude for numbers and are detail-oriented.
According to the Canadian Dental Association, Dentists are oral health experts. Dentistry is a scientific profession that incorporates a wide range of services including the education, diagnosis and treatment of oral health issues.
Medicine can be a very fulfilling career choice – personally, intellectually and financially. It is an excellent opportunity for people who enjoy challenges and problem solving, and who care deeply about improving the human condition. Few fields offer such a wide array of options. Besides caring for patients in clinics, hospitals, offices, and schools, doctors also have the opportunity to research, teach, work in pharmaceutical companies, and advise governments or corporations.
Law is one of the central normative phenomena of society. Many students seek a broadened understanding of the nature, role and function of legal institutions because of their interest in the relationship between law and justice. A legal background will open opportunities in a very broad range of employment sectors including non-profit organizations, government and non-government organizations, education, business, and politics. Programs generally provide students with the opportunity to specialize in a specific type of law. Possible specializations include: administrative, constitutional, corporate/commercial, criminal, environmental, family, immigration, international, intellectual property, labour/employment, real estate, and tax law.
According to the Canadian Pharmacists Association, pharmacists are key to ensuring safe, cost-effective drug therapy for Canadians. They also serve society as professionals who improve the quality of individual patients’ lives.
Think about the people outside of your family who’ve had a profound impact on your life. Chances are, at least one of them is a teacher. Teachers play a central role in shaping the thoughts, values and ambitions of young Canadians. In this way, teaching can be a very rewarding career path. Although the starting salary is quite modest experienced teachers can expect to make a comfortable living. Some people are primarily attracted to the profession because of the “summers-off” bonus, but most teachers attest to the fact that this time away is hard earned due to overtime during the school year. The summer months also often include preparation for the next academic year.
Most students who pursue vet medicine are driven by a deep love of animals. Although that is a great starting point, prospective vet school students also need to have a strong track record in the sciences and a sharp, analytical mind. Veterinarians prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and disorders in animals and advise clients on the feeding, hygiene, housing and general care of animals. Veterinarians may be employed by animal clinics, laboratories, or the government. They can also work in private practices.
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