You can be something besides a doctor and still have a career in healthcare and wellness. Positions in allied health, public/global health, mental health, business, and research are just a few examples of different paths to pursue.
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.
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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
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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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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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