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Armed with an advanced degree in Biobehavioral Health, you will leverage your Penn State education and a vast network of like-minded professionals to find a fulfilling career that addresses modern-day health issues from all angles within the complex world of health care and healing.

There is a seemingly endless array of positions in healthcare settings, academia, research, management and/or policymaking in which your skills and knowledge will be put to great use, including:

Clinical: If you are interested in pursuing a career as a high-level healthcare provider, the skills and training you’ll receive in the Biobehavioral Health (BBH) graduate program are a great fit. You may work as a medical doctor, a physician’s assistant, a nurse, a physical therapist, or as an occupational therapist.

Public Health: This program provides an excellent training ground for those interested in working in research or as a government employee with groups such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or a state health department. You may help identify health concerns facing a particular population or research how an epidemic can be averted.

Community Health Promotion: For those interested in the social and advocacy side of Biobehavioral Health, you may choose to work for a services organization that helps to bring awareness and best practices to light for others. You may also work to influence policy and public opinion on health issues.

Employee/Corporate Health: If you choose to go the corporate health route, you may help companies deliver and implement health promotion and intervention programs to support their employees — or advocate for patients within a health system or health plan.

Career Services

It is never too early in your academic experience to explore all of the career services available to you, and Penn State Career Services is an excellent place to start. You can meet with a drop-in counselor any time between 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. weekdays in the Bank of America Career Services Center to discuss your concerns or to schedule an appointment with a career counselor.

For Students: Recruiting — Take advantage of a variety of recruiting events offered right here on campus.

For Recruiters: Our Students — Learn how to hire Penn State graduates for a wide variety of positions.