Health & Medicine

Health CareHealth and Medicine Careers

Students seeking a career in the Health and Medicine fields should earn a master's or doctoral degree in statistics, public health, epidemiology, or other relevant fields. Supplemental curriculum should be in biology, chemistry, ecology, and other natural sciences that blend medicine and mathematics/statistics. Students will want to have a strong understanding of statistical software packages and learn computer programming language. Working within the health and medicine fields will require interdisciplinary team work and strong communication skills. Interested students will want to complete internships in their interested field in order to gain experience and to better determine if their field of interest is suitable for them. 

TYPICAL WORK FOUND IN HEALTH AND MEDICINE

HEALTH AND MEDICINE EMPLOYERS

  • Biomedical Research
  • Biostatistics/Biometrics
  • Biopharmaceutical Statistics
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Public Health
  • Animal Health
  • Health Economics
  • Market Research
  • Technical Writing
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Biotechnology firms
  • Hospitals
  • National laboratories
  • Government agencies such  as:
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Food and Drug Administration
    • National Institutes of Health  
    • National Center for Health  Statistics
  • World Health Organization
  • Research universities
  • Animal Health industry
  • Scientific journals
  • Consulting firms