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A PLU education can lead many places by equipping you with invaluable experiences and excellent intellectual skills. Your future career may or may not directly relate to your major. Check out what alumni are doing with their major and begin to explore the possibilities.

ClassJob TitleEmployerState
20022nd Lieutenant Medical Service CorpsUnited States ArmyGA
20062nd Lieutenant Ordance CorpsUnited States ArmyWA
20122nd LieutenantUnited States ArmyWA
19992nd Lieutenant Medical Service CorpsUnited States ArmyFL
20112nd LieutenantAir ForceOR
20032nd Lieutenant Medical Service CorpsUnited States ArmyNM
20027th Grade Science TeacherMead School District 354WA
20008th Grade Biology TeacherAmerican School PachucaAZ
20028th Grade Math & Science TeacherExcelsior Middle SchoolCA
19978th Grade Science TeacherEvergreenWA
1996A/P Project AccountantThe Shaw GroupLA
1997Accounts PayableVisions Espresso ServicesWA
1999Activities DirectorNBC CampsIN
2008Administrative AssistantLos Angeles Child Guidance ClinicCA
1997AnesthesiologistKaiser Permanente Medical GroupCA
2000Anesthesiology ResidentUniversity of UtahAK
2002Application AnalystMulticareWA
2003Army PhysicianUnited States ArmyVA
2000Assistant Men's Tennis CoachPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2000Assistant PrincipalToppenish High SchoolWA
1998Assistant Professor of BiologyWestern Oregon State CollegeOR
2003Assistant to the Publisher, ReferenceOxford University Press USANY
1995Associate ProfessorWhitworth UniversityWA
1995Associate DirectorAnalytica InternationalMA
2005Association Management AdministratorAG Development Group, Inc.WA
1998Assistant ProfessorUniversity Of Washington, BothellWA
2010Autochemistry TechnologistSterling Reference LaboratoriesWA
2011Autochemistry TechnologistSTERLING Reference LaboratoriesWA
2011AVID TutorSedro Woolley High SchoolWA
1998Bio-EngineerBio-Rad LaboratoriesCA
1998BiologistEnvironmental Science & Research FoundationWA
2011BiologistOregon Department of Fish & WildlifeOR
2003Blood Bank TechnicianCascade Regional Blood ServicesWA
2011BookkeeperTop NodesWA
2000BotanistICF International (Oakland, CA)WA
2003Brokerage ServicesThornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real EstateID
2012Calibration SpecialistBoeingWA
1997CaptainUnited States ArmyKS
1998CaptainUnited States ArmyWA
1996CardiologistNorthwestern UniversityWA
1998CEO & FounderSan Juan Mountain GuidesCO
1999Certified Surgical TechnicianLakeland Regional Medical CenterFL
2002Chemical OfficerUS Air ForceCO
2008Chemistry ProcessorLaboratory NWWA
2004Chiropractic AssistantBradley ChiropracticCA
2000ChiropractorLiving Well ChiropracticWA
2005Classification CounselorState Of WashingtonWA
1995Clinical EmbryologistArizona Reproductive Medicine SpecialistsAZ
2002Clinical ConsultantGenzymeWA
1999Clinical EducatorMary Bridge Children's HospitalWA
2000Clinical Informatic SpecialistMadigan Army Medical CtrWA
2008Clinical Information ManagerSt. Clare HospitalWA
2002Clinical Research AssociateIOMAI CorporationMD
2008Clinical Research CoordinatorASTHMA, IncWA
2006Clinical Research CoordinatorCharles River LaboratoriesWA
2001Clinical Research CoordinatorProvidence Cancer CenterOR
2012CNAProvidence St PetersWA
2003ConsultantSMBL EverettWA
2003Collections RepresentativeComcastWA
1998Communication & Development SpecialistPrince William Sound Science CenterAK
2003ConciergeSilver Cloud InnWA
1997ConsultantJT DentalCA
2009CORPS MemberCity YearLA
1999Customer Service RepresentativeRedlands Police DepartmentCA
1998Dean of Students / Head Wrestling CoachAuburn High SchoolWA
2011Dental AssistantSouth Hill Children DentistryWA
1999Dental HygienistDr. Bruce Floor, DMD PCOR
2011Dental Student at Univ of WALutheran Volunteer CorpsWA
2003Dentist6th Ave Dental CareWA
1998DentistAdvanced Dental ArtistryWA
1996DentistAdvanced Dental ServicesWA
1996DentistAndrew Dreyer, DDSCA
2000DentistBonnie Lake Family Dental CareWA
2004DentistColumbia Basin Health AssociationWA
1999DentistDr. Vern Swenson, D.D.S.WA
1999DentistEldon N. Larson DDS PSWA
1995DentistHansen and AssociatesWA
1996DentistHollow Brook Family DentistryCO
2004DentistLincoln County Community Health CenterAK
2006DentistMaureen Craig DDSWA
1996DentistMeger Family DentistryWA
1997DentistMeridian South Family DentistryWA
2000DentistNess Family DentistryWA
1995DentistParkland Family DentistryWA
1996DentistSilverton Family Dental ClinicOR
1997Dentist/PartnerPearl Street Family DentistryWA
1998Deputy Regional DirectorUS Agency for International DevelopmentMT
2012Dialysis TechnicianNorthwest Kidney CentersWA
2004Dialysis TechnicianSt. Joseph HospitalWA
1999Director of Research & DevelopmentSlalom ConsultingWA
2006Director of Quality AssuranceBarlean's Organic OilsWA
1998Director of Specialty ServicesUS HealthworksCA
1996District ManagerGE Financial AssuranceWA
1999DoctorFlinders Medical Center
2007DoctorUnited States ArmyNC
2000Education TechKaiser PermanenteCA
2011Emergency Department ScribeEmergency Medical Scribe SystemsAK
2005Emergency Medicine PhysicianGeorge Washington University HospitalVA
2007Emergency Medicine ResidentUniversity Of ArizonaAZ
2005Emergency PhysicianUniversity Of ArizonaAZ
1997Emergency PhysicianHighline Community HospitalWA
2003Emergency PhysicianUniversity of Cincinnati Health AllianceWA
2010English TeacherTaikoo Primary School
1995Enterprise Software Systs EngineerT Mobile USA IncWA
1999Environmental & Land Use LawyerGraham & DunnWA
1998Environmental EducatorPierce County Environmental ServicesWA
2000Environmental Health CoordinatorAlaska Department of Fish & GameAK
1995Environmental ScientistSAICWA
2000Environmental Team LeadSeaworldFL
2003Environmental ChemistCity of TacomaWA
2002Environmental Health DirectorIsland CountyWA
2005Environmental SpecialistWA Department of EcologyWA
2008EpidemiologistFred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterWA
2009EpidemiologistTennessee Department of HealthTN
1997EpidemiologistKitsap County Health DistrictWA
1995ER PhysicianEmergency Medicine of Idaho - St LukeID
2012ER ScribeEmergency Medicine Scribe SystemWA
2012ER TechSt Joseph's Medical CenterNM
2002Event ManagerChildren's Museum of TacomaWA
2005Executive DirectorFrontier ManagementOR
2000Family Medicine PhysicianNew Hanover Regional Medical CenterNC
2003Family Medicine Resident PhysicianRiverstone Health - Billings, MTOR
2002Family PhysicianUniversity Of Washington, BothellWA
1998Family PhysicianValley Baptist Family PracticeOR
1995Family Practice DoctorSalem ClinicOR
1996Family Practice / Sports Med PhysicianSt Luke's Family HealthID
2012Field Camp ManagerThe Glacier InstituteMT
1995Field EngineerNP Info. Systs.WA
2006Field Specialty: Protected Area ManagementPeace CorpsCO
2001FirefighterCity of RentonWA
2003FirefighterCity of SeattleWA
1999Firefighter / ParamedicEast Pierce Fire & RescueWA
2000Fisheries BiologistUnited States Geological SurveyWA
1995Flight SurgeonUnited States NavyCA
2004Freelance ConsultantSelf-EmployedWA
2000Game WardenColorado Fish and WildlifeCO
1999General ManagerUnited StationsWA
2000Graduate StudentArgosy Washington Sch. of Professional Psych.WA
2004Graduate StudentArizona State UniversityMN
2004Graduate StudentCBCWA
2004Graduate StudentLoma Linda UniversityWA
1999Graduate StudentSouth West Natropathic Medical SchoolAZ
2008Graduate StudentUniversity of California-DavisCA
2011Graduate StudentUniversity of UtahUT
2012Graduate Student FellowUniversity Of OregonMT
2004Graduate Student / TAUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignIL
2008Graduate Student, Public HealthEmory UniversityGA
2005Head & Neck Surgery ResidencyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaCA
1998Health PhysicistBartlett NuclearNY
2001Hemodialysis Patient Care TechSt Josephs HospitalWA
2003Hemodialysis TechSt Joseph'sWA
2011High School Science TeacherYakima Public SchoolsWA
1998High School Science TeacherWilsonville School DistrictOR
2002Hospice Program ManagerEvergreen HealthcareWA
2006Hospitalist-Physician AssistantMayo Clinic Hospital - AZWA
2012Hotel ManagerDarshan RandhawaWA
1995High School Science TeacherSedro-Woolley School DistrictWA
2002Independent Beauty ConsultantMary Kay CosmeticsWA
2006Individual Placement, InternshipWashington Conservation CorpWA
2002Indoor Air Quality SpecialistSound Filtration TechnologiesWA
1996Info SpecialistIT - Girl ConsultingWA
1999Intensive Care NurseSeattle Veterans HospitalWA
2003Internal Medicine HospitalistKootenai Medical CenterID
2004International Program Manager - International Climate PolicyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationMD
2002Interpretive NaturalistOregon State ParksOR
1999International Business Support-Operations LeaderThe Boeing CompanyWA
2003International Program AnalystUniversity of QueenslandDC
2011Keeper AidPoint Defiance Zoo & AquariumWA
2000Kindergarten TeacherHeritage Christian SchoolWA
2001Lab AssistantDynacare IncWA
2012Lab AssistantLabCorpWA
2002Lab InterpreterPoint Defiance AquariumWA
2009Lab ManagerFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center FoundationWA
1999Lab ManagerFlinders Univ Sch of Medicine
2001Lab Research TechnicianNorthwest KineticsWA
2011Lab TechnicianEmergency Medical Scribe SystemsMO
2005Lab TechnicianFred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterWA
2011Lab TechnicianWorthington LabOH
2007Laboratory ManagerPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
1995Landscape ArchitectNational Park ServiceWA
2002Language TeacherJapan Exchange TeachingCA
2011Literacy TeacherAmericorpsMT
1996Lieutenant ColonelUnited States ArmyVA
1999Major, Chief of Cyber WarfareUnited States Air National GuardMD
2001Mammography Care SpecialistInland Imaging, LLCWA
2005Manager (Back-up) OperationsFred MeyerFL
1997Manager, OutsourcingAllos TherapeuticsMN
1995Manager / OwnerThe Pony ExpressOR
2000Marketing CoordinatorMillenium Funding GroupWA
2008Marketing / SalesWaterTectonicsWA
2001Math TeacherBoise SchoolWA
2008MDUC Davis Medical CenterCA
1997MD, Family PracticeBremerton Naval HospitalWA
2001Medical Center - AnesthetistUniversity Of ToledoOH
2000Medical Lab TechnicianGood Samaritan HospitalWA
2007Medical Laboratory Scientist / MicrobiologistJMI LaboratoriesIA
2002Medical SalesUniversity Of WaWA
2000Medical Sales RepresentativeCytyc Medical DeviceWA
2001Medical StudentTufts UniversityMI
1999Medical TechnicianSt Clare HospitalCA
1997Medical TechnologistSt Joseph Medical CenterWA
1995Membership SalesInter SpaceWA
2008Membership Sales AssociatePoint Defiance ZooWA
2007Mercury ChemistBrooks Rand Environmental LabWA
2002Manufacturing LeadGensco Inc.WA
1995ManagerRuhoff Homebuilders, Inc.OR
1997MicrobiologistEnvironmental Protection AgencyWA
1998MicrobiologistLab SupportNY
2000Middle School Teacher - Math and ScienceAuburn School District #408WA
2007Military Intelligence OfficerMicrogechnologyTX
1999Military OfficerUnited States ArmyGA
1999Marketing PRValley BankMT
2010Molecular ResearcherMonsantoCA
2011Molecular Technologist IGenelexWA
2000Monitoring & Evaluation CoordFood for the Hungry
1998MRI TechnologistRainier Orthopedic InstituteWA
1997National Gospel Recording ArtistSt. Joeseph HospitalTX
2012NaturalistHarbor WildWatchWA
2005NaturalistNorthwest Trek (Eatonville)PA
2002Navy PhysicianNaval Medical Center San DiegoCA
2012North Pacific Groundfish ObserverAlaskan Observers, Inc.WA
1998Northwest Foods Division - Executive AssistantCostco Wholesale CorporationWA
1997NurseRady Hospital-San DiegoMD
2001Nurse Case ManagerNational Aids FundDC
2004Nurse PractitionerCommunity Health CareWA
2004Nurse PractitionerSea Mar Community Health CenterCO
1999Nutrition EpidemiologistCenter for Disease Control and PreventionGA
2009Nutritional RepresentativeValley Medical CenterWA
2002OB / GYNWomen's Health ClinicVA
2005OBGYN ResidentMercy Health PartnersMI
1999Office ManagerChildcare ResourcesWA
2003OfficerUnited States Army CorpsWA
2003OfficerUnited States ArmyTX
2009Operations ManagerTacoma RailWA
1998Optometric PhysicianFamily Vision CareWA
2000OrganizerGreen CorpsWA
2003Orthopedic ResidentHawaii Residency ProgramHI
1997Orthopedic SurgeonFederal Way Orthopedic AssociatesWA
2009Orthotic / Prostectic ResidentValley OrthopedicWA
2003Outreach SpecWorldwatch InstituteWI
2000P.T. AidPacific Sports MedicineAK
2001PastorOcean Park Lutheran ChurchWA
2012Pathology AssistantEverett ClinicWA
2006Payroll AdministratorCaliber Concrete Construction, Inc.IA
2011Peace CorpsPeace CorpsWA
2002Pediatric Nurse PractitionerSeton Family HospitalsTX
1999PediatricianHarbor PediatricsWA
1997PediatricianUniversity of CA San DiegoCA
2007Pedriatric Nurse PractitionerPotomac Valley PediatricsWA
2004Personal TrainerCMS Personal Training StudioAK
2006PharmaceuticalCharles River LabWA
1996Pharmaceutical RepresentativeAbbott LabsMT
2002Pharmaceutical SalesFerndale LaboratoriesTX
2000Pharmaceutical Sales RepresentativeANDRX LaboratoriesFL
1996Pharmaceutical StudentUniversity of UtahWI
1995PharmacistWalgreensOH
2007Pharmacy InternHarbor ViewWA
2006Pharmacy TechSafeway StoresWA
2008Pharmocovigilance Associate IClinquest, Inc.WA
2007Ph.D. CandidateUniversity Of Washington, BothellVA
2001Ph.D. Geosciences StudentIndiana UniversityWA
2002Ph.D. in Biological OceanographyUC San Diego
2006Ph.D. StudentYale UniversityCT
1995PhotographerGovernment, MarylandWA
1995Physician AssistantSouthwest Medical AssociatesNV
2003Physician Family MedicineSCII Hosp. FargoMN
1995Physician, Assistant ProfessorUniversity Of WashingtonWA
1999PhysicianOregon Health Science UniversityWA
1997Physician AssistantPeninsula Community Health ServicesOR
1997Physical Science TeacherDallas High SchoolOR
1999Physical TherapistAccuStaff Physical TherapyNV
1996Physical TherapistCenter for Integrative MedicineOR
1998Physical TherapistClover Park School DistrictWA
2001Physical TherapistGentiva Home HealthcareWA
1996Physical TherapistLegacy Emanuel Hospital/Portland, Ore.WA
1996Physical TherapistMountain Land RehabilitationWA
1996Physical TherapistValley Medical CenterWA
1998Physical TherapistValley Medical CenterOR
1999PhysicianFamily MedicineMT
1998PhysicianMultiCare Orthopedics and Sport Medicine CenterWA
1996PhysicianPenn Avenue Internal MedicineIA
1997PhysicianSt. John Detroit Riverview HospitalMI
1996PhysicianThe McGrath ClinicIL
2000PhysicianUniversity of WashingtonWA
1995PhysicianUnited States NavyWA
1995Physician AssistantLiberty House Kaiser PermanenteOR
1999Physician AssistantOregon Heart & Vascular InstituteWA
2004Physician AssistantPeninsula Community Health ServicesWA
1997Physician AssistantValley Medical CenterOR
2006Physician AssistantMary Bridge Children's HospitalWA
1997Physician AssistantColorado Brain and Spine InstituteCO
2001Planning Analyst [telecommuntes]Overlake Hospital Medical CenterWA
1998Postdoctoral Research Associate, Urbana-ChampaignUniversity Of IllinoisIL
1997Pre-Clinical Project ManagerSeattle Children's Hospital - Ctr for Childhood Cancer RsrchWA
1999President / Personal ChefReady, Set, Eat! Inc.OR
1998PrincipalTodd Beamer High SchoolWA
1999Private PracticeVeterans Admin HospitalWA
2012Production Chemist InternTCI AmericaOR
2006Program AssistantInstitute for Agriculture and Trade PolicyMN
2011Program CoordinatorPuget Sound Educational Service District #121WA
1997Program Director / CounselorYMCA South King CountyWA
1998Program ManagerFHCRCWA
2000Program ManagerWA Dept. of Natural ResourcesWA
2008Program Officer-Maternal Child HealthConcern Worldwide USNY
1999Project ManagerApplied Environment ConsultantsAZ
1995Project ManagerBowne Global SolutionsWA
1995Project ManagerFred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterWA
1995Psychiatry ResidentUniversity of WashingtonNH
2011Pursuing M.D. in UW Medical SchoolUniversity Of WashingtonMT
2001Quality Control ManagerDendreon CorporationWA
1997Quality Control ManagerThe Pepsi Bottling Group of SeattleWA
2001Radiology ResidentOregon Health & Science UniversityOR
2001Radiology Tech.Good Samaritan HealthcareCA
1997RealtorKeller William RealtyWA
2011ReceptionistPaul Davis RestorationCO
2008Receptionist / AssistantCountry Animal HospitalWA
2012Referral Testing SpecialistPathology Associates Medical LaboratoryWA
2001Regional Account ManagerAIM Healthcare ServicesWA
2001Regional eLearning CoordinatorUnited States ArmyCA
2004Registered NurseGood Samaritan HospitalWA
2009Registered NurseIsland HospitalWA
1995Research AnalystWashington State Department of EcologyWA
1996Research and PublicationsTOC Management ServicesOR
2011Research AssistantMontana State University, BozemanMT
2010Research AssistantUniversity of HawaiiHI
1996Research AssistantUniversity of WashingtonMT
2002Research AssociateSidney Kimmel Cancer CenterCA
2002Research AssociateThe Johns Hopkins University School of Public HealthMD
1997Research ProfessorOregon State UniversityOR
2004Research Program OfficerJain FoundationWA
2002Research ScientistUniversity of WashingtonWA
2000Research TechnicianChildren's Hospital & Regional Medical CenterPA
2010Research TechnicianDuke University Medical CenterNC
1995Research TechnicianFred Hutchinson Cancer Rsch CenterWA
2000ResearcherNational Institute of HealthCA
2004ResearcherUniversity Of WashingtonWA
2012Reserve OfficerDepartment of the NavyAZ
2003Residency TrainingFamily MedicineWA
2007Resident PhysicianMichigan State UniversityMI
2005Resident PhysicianSouth Jersey HealthcareNJ
1998Resident Physician in PathologyLoma Linda University Medical CenterOR
2009Residential StaffOaklee SchoolWA
2012Retail Accounts ManagerJack Links Beef JerkyWI
1997RNChildren's Hospital and Reg Med CenterWA
2002RNMedical Center of the RockiesCO
1999RNMulticareWA
2001RNSodermalmshemmet, Orebro KommunWA
2011Research & DevelopmentComfort DentalAK
2010Research AssistantHenry M. Jackson FoundationIL
2010Research Health Science Specialist, Research CoordinatorU.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 31WA
1998Research ScientistSeattle Institute for Biomedical & ClinicWA
2001Research TechnologistUniversity Of WashingtonWA
1998Safety OfficerCity of TacomaWA
2004Sales RepresentativeBellevue HealthcareWA
1997Sales RepresentativeGlazer's Wholesale DistributorTX
1999School NurseTacoma School DistrictWA
2007Science TeacherFranklin Pierce High SchoolWA
1995Science TeacherChief Sealth High SchoolWA
2006Science TeacherEast Anchorage High SchoolAK
2008Science TeacherFranklin Pierce High SchoolWA
1999Science TeacherMeadowdale Senior High SchoolWA
2001Scientific Illustration - Main IllustratorNational Arbor Day FoundationNE
1997Scientific Instructional TechWalla Walla CommunityWA
2000Senator, 26th DistrictState Of WashingtonWA
1999Senior Director of RestorationRestore America's EstuariesWA
1996Senior PlannerParametrixCO
1999Senior Technology SpecialistFedEx Kinko'sWA
2004Sheetmetal MechanicJoesph McKinstry Construction CompanyWA
2010Ski InstructorSummit of SnoqualmieWA
2000Social WorkerDept of Social and Health ServicesWA
1995Sports & Family Medicine PhysicianAbilene Primary Care AssociatesTX
1997Senior Account ManagerParker Smith and FeekWA
2001Statewide Fisheries SupervisorArizona Game and Fish DepartmentAZ
2002Student MA EcologyUniversity of Tromso NorwayAK
2002Student Masters ScienceEmory UniversityNM
1996Student / Master of Arts (lay)Luther SeminaryWA
2009Student / Research AssistantMiami UniversityWA
2001Substitute TeacherSumner School DistrictWA
1999SupervisorRegence Blue Shield (Burlington, WA)WA
2001Supervisory Transportation Security OfficerTransportation Security AdministrationWA
1998Support Services TechnicianSkagit County Sheriff's OfficeWA
2004Surgery SchedulerUSFWSWA
1999Surgical TechSharper ImageWA
2006Systems AdministratorPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2012TA while attending Graduate SchoolOregon State UniversityWA
2000TeacherNYC Department of EducationNY
1997TeacherTacoma School District 10WA
1999TeacherBethel Public ShoolsWA
1999TeacherEatonville School DistrictWA
2000TeacherELCA Division for Global MissionWA
2007TeacherGates High SchoolWA
1995TeacherGig Harbor High SchoolWA
2012TeacherHeart Centered Montessori SchoolOR
1996TeacherHong Kong AcademyWA
2006TeacherKentwood Senior High SchoolWA
2003TeacherSt Joseph Elem SchMT
2006TeacherSunrise Beach SchoolWA
2004Teacher, Soccer coachPuyallup School DistrictWA
1997Teaching AssistantWashington State UniversityWA
2003TechnicianBellevue Veterinary ClinicWA
2003Theology TeacherJesuit High SchoolCA
2009Track and Field Camp ClinicianPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2008Trauma Physician AssistantLegacy EmmanuelOR
1998University of ArizonaResidentCO
2009Vet AssistantDes Moines Vet HospitalWA
1997VeterinarianAuburn Veterinarian HospitalWA
2004VeterinarianMy Family's Pet DoctorOR
2002VeterinarianVeterinary Specialty Center of SeattleMT
2005VeterinarianWashington State University, SpokaneMO
2001VeterinarianWasilla Veterinary ClinicWA
2008Veterinary TechnicianEvergreen Veterinary HospitalWA
2009VolunteerLutheran Volunteer CorpsOR
1999VolunteerPeace CorpsWA
2003Volunteer, BeninPeace CorpsWA
2010Wildlife BiologistWest Fork Timber Company, LLCWA
1998WinemakerMountain Dome WineryWA
1995WinemakerZerba CellarsWA
2007Youth Program Assistant CoordinatorLake Middle School- Mi Casa Resource centerWA