Doctors and pharmacists devote years of their life to acquiring the knowledge needed to diagnose and treat their patients. Both fields remain in high demand, and both require intensive study of science and mathematics. Students interested in medical careers at this level can begin their education at Clatsop Community College prior to transferring to a four-year college to complete their pre-professional education.
A foundation of science and math is required to succeed in all aspects of medicine. Each medical school has different educational requirements, and students should speak with their advisor and the school to which they intend to transfer to confirm their course plans.