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

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

Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their field of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.

Employers

This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on HuskyCareerLink; please note that they may not currently have positions posted.

 ALCIMED Nat’l Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality
 Dana Farber Cancer Institute  Patients Like Me
 Harvard School of Public Health  UMASS Medical School

Industries

This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major:

 Community Health Higher Education
Government: local, state, federal International Health
 Healthcare Pharmaceuticals

Internships

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities:

Global Public Health Intern

Industrial Hygiene Intern

Investigative Toxicology Intern

Policy and Research Intern

Program Development Intern

Public Health Intern

Research Intern

 

Use HuskyCareerLink, SimplyHired.com, Indeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings. 

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.

Resources

 

Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

Careers in Non-Profit 1

Careers in Non-Profit 2

Careers in Non-Profit 3

Careers in Non-Profit 4

Careers in Non-Profit 5

Careers in Non-Profit 6

Careers In Public Administration

Careers in Public Health, Part 1

Careers in Public Health, Part 2

Careers in Public Health 1

Careers in Public Health 2

Careers in Public Health 3

Careers in Public Health 4

Careers in Public Health 5

Using Your Science Degree in Business

 

Websites for Job Search

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 professional networking opportunities.

American Public Health Association

The Health and Science Communications Association

International Union for Health Promotion

National Health Association

Society for Public Health Education

 

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media page for more information on how to leverage your social media network.