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.
|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.
This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; 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|
This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major:
|Community Health||Higher Education|
|Government: local, state, federal||International Health|
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
Websites for Career Exploration
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook
- MassCIS – Massachusetts Information System
- Vocational Biographies (username: NE Unvi; password: RAZDE)
- Explore Health Careers
Career Development Videos
Websites for Job Search
Campus Organizations & Activities
Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.
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.
- Northeastern University Career Development
- Northeastern University International Students and Alumni Networking Group
- sheLEADS at Northeastern
- American Public Health Association
- Global Public Health
- Health Care, Bio, Pharma and Life Sciences