Career Paths

The health care field is enjoying an explosion of career opportunities, with an overall job growth of 29% predicted in the next decade for all health service professions (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook includes information on a variety of health care related fields. The handbook provides specific information related to median pay, education, job demand, and growth outlook.

PHS Graduates of the following programs have gone on to successful careers in areas such as:

B.S. in Health Management
  • Executive Director of a specialty medical group
  • Tobacco Educator
  • Group Insurance Counselor at a dialysis clinic
  • Engagement Leader, Integration Architect at medical technology organization
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness Planner at local health department
  • Admissions Coordinator for health facility
  • Administrator at a long term care facility
  • Medical Research at chronic condition not for profit organization
  • Development Officer at not for profit organization
B.S. in Health Science
  • Physician Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapy
  • Medical Doctor
  • Medical Device Sales
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
M.A. in Aging Studies
  • Activities Director in Senior Living
  • Business Office Manager in Senior Living
  • District Operations and Membership Recruitment
  • Executive Director of Independent, Assisted, and Memory Care
  • Faculty for Higher Education
  • Health Promotion and Physical Fitness
  • Licensed Nursing Home Administrator
  • Marketing in Senior Living
  • Product Sales
  • Senior Center Director
  • Senior Services Program Manager
  • Volunteer Coordinator

Explore how Aging Studies Alumni are contrbuting to the field every day! Visit the alumni directory to read their stories.

Aging Studies Alumni Directory  

Professional Organizations and Job Search Databases

A number of online resources (see below) are available to assist in the search for employment after graduation and provide students with information regarding groups and organizations related to the practice, community and profession.

Government Agencies
Professional Organizations