Healthcare and Health Sciences

The Healthcare and Health Sciences Career Pathway offers a multitude of diverse opportunities with focuses on areas such as research, treatment and prevention of illness and injury in humans and animals, and public safety and health.

People working in this pathway tend to have an interest in science, with strong analytical abilities.  They often enjoy problem-solving and have a desire to help others.

Just a few of the many professions in the Healthcare and Health Sciences pathway include nursing, occupational therapy, public health, medicine, pharmacy, health education, veterinary medicine, and dentistry.

Work locations and environments can vary widely for these occupations.  In addition to hospitals and clinics, some health professionals may find themselves working in schools, labs, offices, universities, or even traveling and providing in-home services.

Students interested in exploring this pathway or wanting assistance in any stage of their career journey within it can make a career planning appointment with the Manager for Career Pathways, Brendan Daigle, or Career Coach, Kyle Schramm.

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Career Resources

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Beyond120 has numerous opportunities for student engagement via research, Global Engagement, excursions, internships, etc.

Virtual healthcare shadowing program for UF students.

Contact & Location

Phone
352-392-1601
Address

J. Wayne Reitz Union
Suite 1300
PO Box 118507
Gainesville, FL 32611-8507

Career Service Hours

Monday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm

We are located on Level 1 of the Reitz Union.