University of Vermont

Non-Clinical Careers

There are many impactful careers within the healthcare industry that do not necessarily involve direct patient care:

Public Health

Learn about the field from PublicHealth.org, the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), and the American Public Health Association (APHA). Further investigate the field by completing the University of Minnesota’s Online Workshop “Explore Public health”. Find global health internships and volunteer opportunities through the UVM's Department of Anthropology.

Explore the many potential areas of study within public health using the (free) ASPPH Public Health Graduate School Digital Viewbook:

  • Behavioral and social science
  • Biostatistics and informatics
  • Community health
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Global Health (See UVM’s Anthropology Major with Global Health Concentration and Global Health Resources)
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Health Promotion and Communication
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Minority Health and Health Disparities

Career Paths in Public Health

  • Environmental and Occupational Health: Act to improve health via changes in the environment, from safety measures at work or ergonomic improvements to improving access to clean water or researching impact of environmental contaminants
    • Air Pollution Analyst
    • Disaster Management Specialist
    • Environmental Toxicologist
    • Environmental Health Policy Analyst
    • Environmental Protection Specialist

  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics: Contribute to the understanding of the distribution and determinants of disease by evaluating the patterns of disease in order to devise treatments and preventive measures to limit future disease
    • Analytical Epidemiologist
    • Biostatistician
    • Clinical Program Coordinator
    • Clinical Research Coordinator
    • Epidemiologist
    • Research Statistician

  • Health Policy & Management: Work on the systematic approach to healthcare through advocating/writing legislative changes; running healthcare system or hospital
    • Business Analyst
    • Health Care Administrator
    • Health Insurance Specialist
    • Health Systems Specialist
    • Manager of Government and Regulatory Affairs

  • Social & Behavioral Health: Preventing diseases through education and postivie behavior changes, through: marketing/communications campaigns; community outreach, program development
    • Community Associate
    • Community Education Specialist
    • Family and Youth Development Specialist
    • Health Advisor
    • Outreach Specialist

Other Non-Clinical Pathways:

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