The Health Science major is a pre-professional program designed to provide students with the appropriate background and preparation for entry into graduate and professional programs including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, public health, physician assistant, and social work. The major is also designed for students who are seeking a general preparation for positions in health promotion, health administration, and community-based public health.
|Community Health Advocate||Public Health Professor*|
|Community Health Worker||Public Health Program Coordinator|
|Epidemiologist*||Public Health Policy Analyst*|
|Health Educator||Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner*|
|Healthcare Administrator||Wellness Coordinator|
Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their field of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.
|ALCIMED||Nat’l Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality|
|Dana Farber Cancer Institute||Patients Like Me|
|Harvard School of Public Health||UMASS Medical School|
|Community Health||Higher Education|
|Government: local, state, federal||International Health|
Internships and Co-ops
These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities:
- Global Public Health Intern
- Industrial Hygiene Intern
- Investigative Toxicology Intern
- Policy and Research Intern
- Program Development Intern
- Public Health Intern
- Research Intern
Use NUworks, SimplyHired.com, Indeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings.
Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.
Websites for Career Exploration
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook
- MassCIS – Massachusetts Information System
- Vocational Biographies (username: NE Univ; password: RAZDE)
- Explore Health Careers
Career Development Videos
Careers In Public Administration
Careers in Public Health, Part 1
Careers in Public Health, Part 2
Using Your Science Degree in Business
Websites for Job Search
Campus Organizations & Activities
Boston Health Initiative at Northeastern University
Health Disparities Student Collaborative
*For additional student organizations click here.
*For additional student activities click here.
Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.
American Public Health Association
The Health and Science Communications Association
International Union for Health Promotion
Society for Public Health Education
Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media page for more information on how to leverage your social media network.