Future Career Options
Skills possessed by health studies/sciences graduates: Many employers are interested in the skills which Health Studies/Sciences graduates tend to possess. These include: 
  • An understanding of the significance of health and illness in a cultural context
  • The willingness to learn new information and adapt to an ever-changing field
  • The ability to gather, analyze, and interpret information in a clear and concise manner
  • Written and oral communication skills

Sample job titles for health studies/sciences graduates: The following titles are listed to provide a broad representation of potential occupational options. Not all graduates will be qualified for all of these positions. Careful course selection is recommended, as is the acquisition of relevant skills though paid/volunteer experiences. Additional certifications may be required or preferred.

  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Community Health Educator
  • Health Research Coordinator
  • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Program Coordinator
  • Fundraiser, Health-related Organization/Foundation
  • Coordinator, Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Client Advocate
  • Health Care Administrator
  • Community Wellness Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Health & Safety Program Coordinator
  • Personal Development Counsellor (for persons with disabilities)
  • Life Skills Coach
  • Data Analyst
  • Activities Instructor - Mental Health Care Facility
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Abuse Prevention Consultant
  • Transitional Support Worker (Acquired Brain Injury Unit)
  • Specialist, Career/ Employment Services (for persons with disabilities)
  • Youth Care Worker
  • Victim Services Worker
  • Pharmaceutical/Health Product Sales Representative
  • Laboratory Technologist
  • Biomedical Research
  • Forensic research
  • Diagnostic services/laboratory medicine

Potential Sectors of Employment

  • Government Departments (municipal, provincial, federal)
  • Non-governmental Organizations (including those involved in international development)
  • Community Health Clinics/Centres
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Multi-cultural Organizations
  • Health Charities/Foundations
  • Health Promotion Agencies
  • Research Institutes
  • Private Sector Companies
  • Biotechnology Laboratories
  • Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities (including mental health care centres)
  • Employment Agencies (for persons with disabilities)
  • Consulting Firms