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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.
|Community Health Worker||Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner*|
|Community Health Advocate||Public Health Professor*|
|Health Educator||Public Health Program Coordinator|
|Wellness Coordinator||Public Health Policy Analyst*|
*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.
|Community Health Centers||International Health NGO’s/Non-profits|
|Universities||City, State or Federal Government Health Agencies|
These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.
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.
The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.
Vocational Biographies (username: NE Univ; password: RAZDE)
Massachusetts Nursing Jobs – Find nursing jobs in Massachusetts.
Boston Nursing Jobs – Find nursing jobs in Boston.
Cambridge Nursing Jobs – Find nursing jobs in Cambridge.
Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.
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