If you are interested in careers in helping people whether through direct care as a counselor or therapist, by managing healthcare systems to impact the patient experience, or analyzing data to improve efficiency in the delivery of services, there’s a place for you in allied health, public/global health, mental health, health administration and management, clinical research and much more.
Pre-Health Advising: If you have an interest in professional programs in healthcare, please consider making an appointment to see a Pre-Health Advisor.
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Meghan Benson ’04 received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with majors in Biology and Women’s Studies. Ms. Benson is the Director of Community Education at Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. In this video, she shares information about her professional journey and how she established herself as a leader in public health. She also shares the importance of multicultural competence and what students can do to make the most of their undergraduate experience.
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Meet with Maureen if you are interested in careers in Healthcare & Wellness.
Maureen enjoys working with students to help them connect the dots between their interests, skills, and experiences in order to search for opportunities and make meaningful career decisions. She has experience with AmeriCorps and taught English through the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program in Hokkaido for two years.
Her facebook group is a great place to learn more and connect with others with similar interests.
As a leader in the development of software for healthcare organizations, Epic is driving change for an entire industry – one that affects the quality of life for everyone. Our team works with some of the world's most respected healthcare organizations and collaborates with the best minds in medicine. The challenges we tackle on a day-to-day basis impact the lives of more than 180 million patients in the U.S, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.
In 2016, the occupations in which workers had the highest likelihood of having a certification or license were healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (77.0 percent); legal occupations (66.8 percent); and education, training, and library occupations (55.5 percent). In most fields, licenses were the predominant credential.Bureau of Labor Statistics: 2016
Check Out Related L&S Courses
There are a wide array of courses open to L&S students that will help you explore careers in Healthcare & Wellness. Check them out to gain insight and earn academic credit:
- Religious Studies 102: Exploring Religion in Sickness & Health
- Gender Women's Studies 103: Women and their Bodies in Health & Disease
- Social Work 105: Health Care Systems: Interdisciplinary Approach
- Psychology 100: Exploring Psychology
An introduction to the study of religion through the lens of health and health through the lens of religion employing approaches from the humanities and social sciences in conversation with health-related disciplines. It asks questions such as, How do religious peoples understand and live in sickness and health? How do people connect physical well-being to spiritual well-being? Medicine to meaning-making? How does looking at religion in sickness and health provide insight into its roles in a variety of cultures and contexts, globally and locally? How do health and religion connect particularly in situations of social marginalization and immigration? How does religion impact understandings of health and sickness beyond the borders of specific religious communities? Learn more and register at MyUW.
Information on physiological processes and phenomena relating to health (for example, menstruation, pregnancy) and ill health (for example, cancer, maternal mortality, depression). Attention to how bodies are located in social contexts that influence health and illness. Explorations of how multiple kinds of social inequalities shape health and health disparities. Information on roles that female-assigned and women-identified people play as healthcare consumers, activists, and practitioners. Learn more and register at MyUW.
Focuses on a wide range of research in psychology, such as child development, clinical psychology, perception, biological psychology, cognition, psychological neuroscience. We will also explore career psychology options. Learn more and register at MyUW.
UW-Madison has a variety of wellness related student organizations to consider joining. They range from pre-health programs, global health, mental illness, and women's health. Check out a few on our list
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Graduate School Resources
You might be thinking about graduate work beyond your bachelors degree. Take a look at the application process and things to consider before you apply.
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