Health and Wellbeing Sciences

Healthcare Demonstration

About the Major

The Health and Wellbeing Sciences major equips you with a solid foundation in the biological, physical, and social sciences as they relate to the health and wellbeing industry. Working closely with an advisor, you'll choose an interdisciplinary blend of courses in communication and management, fitness and nutrition, ethics, and more. In addition, you can focus on a specific area of interest, so you'll be ready to enter the workforce or pursue graduate or professional school.

Career Outcomes

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Where do students work after graduation?

Where do students work after graduation?

Job titles and employers for graduates reported within 6 months of graduation
Job Title Employer
Advisory Services Analyst Optum
Associate Clinical Specialist Medtronic
Cardiovascular Monitoring Technician Specialty Care
Children's Therapist Helena Autism Therapy
Clinic and Marketing Assistant Healing Insight
Clinical Program Assistant Fraser
Dental Care Coordinator Anthem Inc.
Emergency Room Technician Regions Hospital
Endoscopy Technician Olmsted Medical Center
Engagement Guide Virgin Pulse
Health and Wellness Coach Sanford
Member Service Representative HealthPartners
Mental Health Practitioner East African Humane Services
Nursing Assistant Fairview Ridges Hospital
Nursing Home Administrator in Training Monarch Healthcare Management
Nursing Station Technician Fairview Health Services
On-Call Addiction Technician Hazelden Betty Ford
Personal Advocate Living Well Disability Services
Personal Trainer LifeTime Fitness
Project Coordinator Abbott Labs
Provider Relations Cigna Behavioral Health
Public Health Assistant Children's Dental Services
Regional Director Senior Living Company
Scribe Emergency Care Consultants
Senior Sales Rep Ergo Medical Devices
Sexuality for All Abilities Educator Mad Hatter Wellness
Special Needs Family Advisor United Health Group
Vital Living Program Coordinator East Side Neighborhood Services

Where do students continue education after graduation?

Where do students continue education after graduation?

List of programs and schools students enrolled in after graduation
Job Title Employer
Accounting University of Minnesota
Art Business Claremont University
Bioethics Loyola University Chicago
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology University of Minnesota
Biomedical Sciences Midwestern University
Communication Johns Hopkins University
Dental Hygiene/Dental Therapy University of Minnesota
Epidemiology University of Minnesota
Financial Markets University of Minnesota
Integrative Health & Wellbeing Coaching University of Minnesota
Integrative Health & Wellbeing Coaching University of Minnesota
Interpretering Certificate University of Minnesota
Medicine Medical College of Wisconsin
Medicine Oakland University William Beaumont Medical School
Nursing St. Scholastica
Nursing Bellin College
Pharmacy Roosevelt University
Physical Therapy High Point University
Physical Therapy Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
Physician Assistant Bethel University
Physician Assistant University of Wisconsin
Physician Assistant University of Bridgeport
Physician Assistant Studies Day Path University
Public Health Boston University
Social Sciences University of Chicago

Full outcomes report including salary, locations, satisfaction, and more

Common Entry-Level Job Titles

  • Emergency Room Technician
  • Health Educator
  • Personal Advocate
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Program Coordinator
  • Wellness Coach

Possible Jobs with Advanced Degree

  • Dentist
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician Assistant

Types of Employers

  • Clinics
  • Corporate wellness
  • Healthcare administration
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance firms
  • Self-employment

Job Shadowing

Job shadowing health professionals is a great way to explore potential career paths while learning more about your field from those with more experience. These tools can help you establish connections to set up a shadowing experience:

  • Maroon & Gold Network - register for a free account. Once you're a member, search "health" under the network tab. Go to "more filters > help topic" and select "job shadowing." Find health professionals you'd like to learn from and message them to get started. Check out our networking page on how to talk to professionals if you'd like more help.
  • LinkedIn - register for a free account. Visit the University of Minnesota page and select the "alumni" tab. Try searching "health professional" and filter results as you wish. Connect with alumni and first ask for advice and how they gained entry into the field before asking about job shadowing opportunities. Check out our networking page on how to talk to professionals if you'd like more help.
  • Fore more ideas on how to connect with professionals in your field, check out our networking resources.

Additional Resources

In addition to these resources we recommend the following strategies to locate more information about careers related to your major:

  • O*NET and Careerwise. These tools provide comprehensive information about a wide range of careers including typical duties, salaries, employment outlook, skills and interests.
  • Locate professional associations related to your major or career interests by conducting a Google Search on “(Name of major/career area/industry) professional associations.” Try these keywords: health, wellbeing, management, hospitals, clinics
  • Get involved in one of the many industry-related student groups on campus. These groups provide links to experiences, guest speakers, and discussion with like-minded students.