University of Wisconsin–Madison

Healthcare & Human Services

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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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 & Human Services. Check them out to gain insight and earn academic credit:

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

Introduction to health care systems. Factors affecting health and the value placed on health, the delivery of healthcare in different settings, the roles of various health workers, and the sociological and economic aspects of healthcare. 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

Making Connections

Student/Professional Organizations

UW-Madison has a variety of human services 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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