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.

Top Five Reasons to Consider a Career in Healthcare

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Healthcare Jobs of the Future: Current Trends and Opportunities

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8 Healthcare Job Interview Mistakes to Avoid

As you navigate your career path in the fast-paced and ever-evolving healthcare industry, the job interview remains a consistent key to success. But too often, qualified candidates stumble and make common interview mistakes that hinder their progress. By identifying and …

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Top 10 Healthcare Career Resources Articles of 2022

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How AI Is Transforming Jobs in Fintech, Healthcare, and Other Industries

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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.

ExploreHealthCareers.org is a collaboration between today’s health professionals and
leading health care associations designed to help people like you start …

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.