Health Sciences

Overview

The Health Science major is a pre-professional program designed to provide students with the appropriate background and preparation for entry into graduate and professional programs including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, public health, physician assistant, and social work. The major is also designed for students who are seeking a general preparation for positions in health promotion, health administration, and community-based public health.

Department Website

Department of Health Sciences

Job Titles

Community Health Worker Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner*
Community Health Advocate Public Health Professor*
Case Manager Epidemiologist*
Health Educator Public Health Program Coordinator
Wellness Coordinator Public Health Policy Analyst*
Pharmaceutical Representative

 

*Require education and/or certification beyond a B.S. in Health Sciences.

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.

Employers

Community Health Centers International Health NGO’s/Non-profits
Hospitals Pharmaceutical Companies
Universities City, State or Federal Government Health Agencies

Internships

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Public Health Intern
  • Global Public Health Intern
  • Program Development Intern
  • Research Intern
  • Policy and Research Intern
  • Industrial Hygiene Intern
  • Investigative Toxicology Intern

 

To search for internship opportunities, login to Husky Career Link, Career Services’ online job and internship bank for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.

Co-ops

For more information, please visit the department’s website.
Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Careers

The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

 

Career & Job Websites

MassCIS – Massachusetts Information System

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook

Vocational Biographies (username: NE Univ; password: RAZDE)

O*NET OnLine

Indeed

SimplyHired

Explore Health Careers

Healthcare Jobsite

Massachusetts Nursing Jobs – Find nursing jobs in Massachusetts.

Boston Nursing Jobs – Find nursing jobs in Boston.

Cambridge Nursing Jobs – Find nursing jobs in Cambridge.

Campus Organizations & Activities

Health Science Society of Bouvé College

Health Disparities Student Collaborative
*For additional student organizations click here.
*For additional student activities click
here.

 

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.

National Health Association

The Health and Science Communications Association

Society for Public Health Education

American Public Health Association

International Union for Health Promotion

 

Social Media

Sample LinkedIn.com Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field:

 

Global Public Health

Health Care, Bio, Pharma and Life Sciences

American Public Health Association

Boston Health Professionals

Young Health Professionals

Public Health Professionals