Healthcare and Health Sciences

The Healthcare and Health Sciences Career Pathway offers a multitude of diverse opportunities with focuses in 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, 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 Manager for Career Pathways, Brendan Daigle.

$7 CPR Clinic for UF Students ($150 value)

As part of the Discover Your Career in Healthcare Conference, Gator CPR is offering a CPR and AED class at a special price of $7 per person. This session of the conference will take place on Tuesday, March 5th from …

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Gator Career Chat: AI in Healthcare

A Gator Career Chat on the topic of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare was held on Monday, February 19th, hosted by Manager for Career Pathways – Healthcare & Health Sciences, Brendan Daigle and moderated by Assistant Director for Career Pathways – …

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Check out the Discover Your Career in Healthcare Conference

Are you interested in a career in healthcare but unsure about which area of healthcare would be a good fit for you?  The Discover Your Career in Healthcare Conference will allow you to experience first-hand what it is like to …

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Gator Career Chats help you explore AI in healthcare, careers in conservation, modern manufacturing, sales, sports, and more!

You’re invited to attend the spring 2024 Gator Career Chat series. Gator Career Chats help you explore careers across various Career Pathways and are led by UF alumni and friends of the Gator Nation who will share their career journeys, highlights …

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David Adams Assistant Director for Career Pathways – Business, Public Service, and Tourism
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Top 10 glamorous healthcare jobs for students, recent grads, and others early in their careers

The healthcare sector, known for its vital and often challenging work, also offers a range of glamorous jobs that can be appealing to students, recent graduates, and those at the beginning of their careers. These positions combine the fulfillment of …

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Kyle Schramm

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LinkedIn Learning

SAS Essential Training: 1 Descriptive Analysis for Healthcare Research

Taught by Monika Wahi
After literally decades on the scene, SAS is still an industry leader in the world of big data. If healthcare…

SAS Essential Training: 2 Regression Analysis for Healthcare Research

Taught by Monika Wahi
SAS is a venerable data analytics platform that boasts millions of users worldwide and a slew of useful features. In…

Descriptive Healthcare Analytics in R

Taught by Monika Wahi
Analyze behavior and risk using R, the open-source statistical computing software. R provides an environment and a language you can…

The Data Science of Healthcare, Medicine, and Public Health

Taught by Barton Poulson
Data analytics plays an increasingly pivotal role in how we go about managing our healthcare systems and personal health. This…

Evaluating College as an Investment

Taught by WealthFit
College is supposed to help people start their careers off right. But if you pick the wrong major for you—and…

Using Public Health Data Sources

Taught by Madecraft
Certain events bring big data into the public eye. During the COVID-19 pandemic, an extensive amount of data has been…

Exploring the Top Entry-Level Jobs in Healthcare

Taught by Christine Alexander
Are you interested in pivoting into a career in healthcare? Instructor Christine Alexander introduces ten high-demand, entry-level jobs in healthcare…

Using Public Health Dashboards

Taught by Madecraft
Certain events bring big data into the public eye. The COVID-19 pandemic has generated an extensive amount of data from…

Alteryx for Healthcare

Taught by Kishan Iyer
In this course, Kishan Iyer shows you how to use Alteryx Designer—an intuitive, drag-and-drop, no-code/low-code tool to build preparation and…

Learning LinkedIn for Students

Taught by Garrick Chow
Learn how to tap into the power of LinkedIn to find internships, jobs, and valuable connections. In this course, Garrick…

Hands-on Data Science and AI for Healthcare

Taught by Wuraola Oyewusi
Healthcare is chock-full of all kinds of data, which makes it one of the best fields to apply analytic data…

Top 10 Skills for Healthcare Data Analysts

Taught by Ben Sullins
The healthcare industry is one of the most complex and demanding industries in the world. And one of the most…

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Career Resources

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

Virtual healthcare shadowing program for UF students.

Find research opportunities on or off campus.

A wealth of tools and information for UF students interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field.

A collection of articles and webinars providing information on choosing a career, financing your education, MCAT preparation, and more. is a collaboration between today’s health professionals and
leading health care associations designed to help people like you start …

Contact & Location


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.