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HealthStudies

"What Can I Do With a Major in...Health Studies?"

Why Major in Health Studies?

Bachelor of Science Degree Option 1: Pre-Physical Therapy/Pre-Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Science Degree Option 2: Community Health

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Conduct research on processes and diseases
  • Analyze issues pertaining to the person and quality of life
  • Plan, administer and evaluate services and service delivery
  • Provide for and ensure oversight of public health and public services
  • Protect the health and safety of workers
  • Conduct campaigns and educational programs to reduce morbidity and mortality
  • Gain training and expertise needed for successful transition into professional education programs.

Occupational Outlook Handbook: "Medical and Health Services Managers"

Related Career Titles

Aging and Lifespan SpecialistLobbyist
Community Health SpokespersonMedical Officer
Disease InvestigatorMedical Transcriptionist
Emergency Medical TechnicianNutritionist
Emergency Response SpecialistOccupational Therapist
Emergency Services Coordinator/DirectorParamedic
Environmental Engineer TechnicianPersonal Trainer
Environmental Health SpecialistPharmaceutical Sales
Health AdministratorPhysician Assistant
Health EducatorPolicy Analyst
Health Informatics Specialist Public Affairs Specialist
Health InspectorPublic Health Program Specialist
Health ScientistPublic Health Scientist/Analyst
Health Services OfficerQuality Improvement Specialist
Healthcare ManagerScience Policy Director/Administrator
Laboratory TechnicianWellness Coordinator

Related Job Listings/Job Search Websites

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Assisted Living Directory
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Central Career Network
Directory of Missouri Local Health Agencies
Federal Employment
Food and Drug Administration
Health Resources and Services Administration
Health Medical Jobs
Indian Health Service
National Institutes of Health
Public Health Employment Connection
Public Health Jobs
Public Health Jobs Worldwide
Science Jobs
State Health Agencies
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Top Clinical Jobs

Affiliated Organizations

American Academy of Environmental Engineers
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
American College of Healthcare Executives
American Public Health Association
Association for Public Health Laboratories
Association of Schools of Public Health
National Association of County and City Health Officials
National Environmental Health Association
National Institutes of Health

Four-Year Academic Plan

Health Studies: Social Science
Health Studies: Pre PT/OT
Health Studies: Community Health

Disclaimer

The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at careers@ucmo.edu and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Keira Mann
Career Development Coordinator