Careers by Setting

There are a number of career opportunities for students in the College of Health and Human Development—from medicine to business to research. Discover some of the opportunities available to students in the college and find your ideal match.

Of course, this list is not exhaustive. Learn about other careers and opportunites by contacting Student Services.

Advocacy and Non-profit

Community Health Workers

Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health.

Working titles such as Apprise Counselor, Assistant Director of Wellness Programs, Chief Program Officer, Community Health Program Coordinator, Community Health Promoter, Community Health Worker

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Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

Working titles such as Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Laboratory Assistant, Laboratory Supervisor, Medical Technician

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Patient Representatives

Assist patients in obtaining services, understanding policies and making health care decisions.

Working titles such as Admissions Coordinator, Case Manager, Medicaid Service Coordinator, Patient Access Specialist, Patient Advocate, Patient Representative, Service Coordinator

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Social Workers

Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of people, including families, children, and more.

Working titles such as Case Manager, Case Worker, Child Protective Services Social Worker, Family Protection Specialist

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Majors leading to policy and non-profit careers

Business and Industry

General and Operations Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations.

Working titles such as Business Manager, Facility Manager, General Manager, Operations Director, Plant Manager, Production Manager, Store Manager

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Medical and Health Services Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

Working titles such as Clinical Director, Director of Nursing, Health Service Manager, Medical Records Manager, Nutrition Services Manager, Practice Administrator, Program Manager

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Treasurers and Controllers

Direct financial activities, such as planning, procurement, and investments for all or part of an organization.

Working titles such as Chief Financial Officer, Comptroller, Controller, Director of Finance, Finance Manager, Finance Vice President, Treasurer

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Community and Social Services

Counselors

Counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health

Working titles such as Behavior Support Specialist, Case Manager, Clinician, Counselor, Mental Health Specialist, Therapist

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Social Workers

Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of people, including families, children, and more.

Working titles such as Case Manager, Case Worker, Child Protective Services Social Worker, Family Protection Specialist

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Dieticians and Nutritionists

Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.

Working titles such as Clinical Dietitian, Food Service Supervisor, Dietary Manager, Dietitian, Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian

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Majors leading to community and social services careers

Education and Teaching

Teachers

Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Working titles such as Elementary Teacher, Secondary Teacher, Educator, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Instructor, Professor, Lecturer

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Health Educators

Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles.

Child Development Specialist, Clinical Instructor, Community Health Education Coordinator, Health Educator, Health Promotion Specialist, Public Health Educator

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Counselors

Counsel individuals and provide group educational and vocational guidance services.

Working titles such as Academic Counselor, Advisor, Career Center Director, Career Counselor, Career Services Director, Counselor

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Fitness and Wellness

Fitness and Wellness Coordinators

Manage or coordinate fitness and wellness programs and services. Manage and train staff of wellness specialists, health educators, or fitness instructors.

Working titles such as Chief Wellness Officer, Fitness and Wellness Director, Fitness Coordinator, Fitness Supervisor, Recreational Sports Director

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Athletic Trainers

Evaluate and advise individuals to assist recovery from or avoid athletic-related injuries or illnesses, or maintain peak physical fitness. May provide first aid or emergency care.

Working titles such as Athletic Instructor, Athletic Trainer, Certified Athletic Trainer, Clinical Instructor, Strength Coach, Sports Medicine Coordinator

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General and Operations Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations.

Working titles such as Business Manager, Facility Manager, General Manager, Operations Director, Plant Manager, Production Manager, Store Manager

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Dieticians and Nutritionists

Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.

Working titles such as Clinical Dietitian, Food Service Supervisor, Dietary Manager, Dietitian, Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian

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Majors leading to fitness and wellness careers

Food Industry and Foodservice

Foodservice Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.

Working titles such as Banquet Manager, Catering Manager, Director of Food and Beverage, Food and Beverage Manager, Food Service Director, Food Service Manager, Food Service Supervisor, Kitchen Manager, Restaurant General Manager, Restaurant Manager

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Food Scientists and Technicians

Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein.

Working titles such as Food Scientist, Food Technologist, Product Development Manager, Product Development, Quality Assurance Manager, Research and Development Director

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Dieticians and Nutritionists

Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.

Working titles such as Clinical Dietitian, Food Service Supervisor, Dietary Manager, Dietitian, Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian

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Marketing Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers.

Working titles such as Account Supervisor, Brand Manager, Business Development Director, Marketing Coordinator, Marketing Manager, Product Manager

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Majors leading to food industry and foodservice careers

Government and Policymaking

Legislators

Develop, introduce, or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level.

Working titles such as Administrator, Deputy, Representative, Council Member, Lawmaker, Senator

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Public Relation Specialists

Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations.

Working titles such as Account Executive, Communications Director, Media Relations Specialist, Public Affairs Specialist, Public Information Officer, Public Relations Coordinator

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Business Analysts

Produce financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports.

Working titles such as Business Intelligence Analyst, Consultant, Director of Enterprise Strategy, Director of Market Intelligence, Global Intelligence

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Health and Medicine

Family and General Practitioners

Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population.

Working titles such as Family Physician, Family Practice Doctor, Family Practitioner, Medical Doctor (MD), Medical Staff Physician, Primary Care Physician

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Audiologists

Assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders.

Working titles such as Audiology Director, Audiology Doctor (AUD), Clinical Audiologist, Doctor of Audiology

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Physical Therapists

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

Working titles such as Chief Physical Therapist; Home Care Physical Therapist; Outpatient Physical Therapist; Director of Rehabilitation; Registered Physical Therapist (RPT); Rehabilitation Services Director

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Athletic Trainers

Evaluate and advise individuals to assist recovery from or avoid athletic-related injuries or illnesses, or maintain peak physical fitness. May provide first aid or emergency care.

Working titles such as Athletic Instructor, Athletic Trainer, Certified Athletic Trainer, Clinical Instructor, Strength Coach, Sports Medicine Coordinator

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Physician Assistants

Provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician.

Working titles such as Certified Physician Assistant, Clinical Physician Assistant, Midlevel Provider, Physician Extender

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Hospitality and Tourism

Lodging Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.

Working titles such as Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper, Director of Front Office, Front Desk Manager, Hotel Manager, Resort Manager, Rooms Director

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Foodservice Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.

Working titles such as Banquet Manager, Catering Manager, Director of Food and Beverage, Food and Beverage Manager, Food Service Director, Food Service Manager, Food Service Supervisor, Kitchen Manager, Restaurant General Manager, Restaurant Manager

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Gaming Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate gaming operations in a casino.

Working titles such as Casino Manager, Casino Shift Manager, Gaming Director, Slot Manager, Slot Operations Director, Table Games Manager

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Majors leading to hospitality and tourism careers

Recreation and Event Management

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.

Working titles such as Catering Manager, Conference Manager, Convention Services Manager, Director of Conference Services, Director of Events, Event Manager

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Recreation Directors

Conduct recreation activities with groups in public, private, or volunteer agencies or recreation facilities.

Working titles such as Activities Coordinator, Activities Director, Program Assistant, Recreation Supervisor

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Park Naturalists

Plan, develop, and conduct programs to inform public of historical, natural, and scientific features of national, state, or local park.

Working titles such as Environmental Education Specialist, Historical Interpreter, Interpretive Naturalist, Park Activities Coordinator, Park Manager, Park Ranger, Program Manager

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Majors leading to recreation and event management careers

Research

Statisticians

Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information.

Working titles such as Clinical Statistics Manager, Human Resource Statistician, Program Research Specialist, Senior Statistician, Statistical Analyst, Statistician, Statistician (Demographer), Trend Investigator

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Bioinformatics Scientists

Conduct research using bioinformatics theory and methods in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics.

Working titles such as Bioinformaticist; Bioinformatics Scientist; Research Scientist; Scientific Database Curator; Scientific Informatics Project Leader; Senior Research Associate; Senior Scientist

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders and perform research related to speech and language problems.

Working titles such as Communication Specialist, Speech and Language Clinician, Speech and Language Specialist, Speech Pathologist, Speech Therapist

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Exercise Physiologists

Assess, plan, or implement fitness programs that include exercise or physical activities such as those designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility.

Working titles such as Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Director, Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Clinical Exercise Specialist, Exercise Physiologist

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