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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sees health communication as fundamental to all health–related occupations and is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of the healthcare field. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20 of the 30 fastest growing occupations are related to healthcare and health education.  It is impossible to list all of the career opportunities that stem from a B.S. in Health Communication.  A small sample of job titles is listed below.

  • Patient/ Victims Advocate
  • Patient Services Coordinator
  • Healthcare Marketing/ PR specialist
  • Director of Employee Health & Wellness programs
  • Human Resources Benefits Coordinator
  • Health Educator
  • Occupational Health Program Manager
  • Hospital/ Practice Administrator
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Lobbyist
  • Nonprofit Manager
  • Program Analyst
  • Social Worker
  • Pharmaceutical Salesperson
  • Positions in government and social service agencies

With advanced/ additional degrees, health communication provides an excellent basis for careers in

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Health Care Law
  • Research
  • Counseling

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