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Below are sample lists of careers and majors commonly associated with Healthcare. Please remember, many careers do not require a specific major; rather, employers are often more interested in the experiences you have had and the skills, interests, abilities, and strengths you have developed through these experiences that enhance your academic program. Use the links below to explore careers and majors.

If you need help organizing information, you may find the Majors Research Guide and/or Occupational Research Guide beneficial. The career coaches at the University Career Center are also available to help you explore your options. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling 785-864-3624.


Applied Behavioral Sciences



Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Community Health

Exercise Science

Human Biology


Molecular Biosciences

Music Therapy


Speech Language Hearing


Activities Therapist/Director

Adjunctive Therapy Coordinator


Athletic Director

Athletic Trainer


Benefits Manager/Administrator


Blood Bank Quality Assurance Coordinator

Blood Bank Technologist

Case Manager

Chief Privacy Officer

Children's Hearing Specialist

Clinical Supervisor

Claims Analyst

Clinical Data Manager/Analyst

Clinical Documentation Manager

Clinical Education Coordinator

Clinical Information Specialist

Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Technologist

Clinical Nurse

Clinical Resource Specialist

Clinical Social Worker

Clinical Trials Coordinator

Community Health Advisor

Community Health Nurse

Community Relations Specialist

Community Services Specialist

Compliance Officer


Corporate Wellness Instructor


Creative Arts Therapist

Crisis/Mental Health Worker



Data Quality Manager


Director of Cardio-Pulmonary Services

Director of Coding Services

Director of Health Information Management

Environmental Health Scientist


Expressive Arts Therapist

Health/Wellness Educator

Industrial Audiologist

Injury Prevention Specialist

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

Pharmaceutical Scientist


Phlebotomy Technician

Physical Therapist

Prevention Specialist

Privacy Officer

Private Practitioner

Product/Marketing Specialist

Professor of Music Therapy

Program Coordinator

Program Director

Psychiatric Nurse

Public Health Educator

Pulmonary Function Technologist

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Therapist

Quality Assurance Director

Quarantine Officer

Recreation Coordinator

Recreational Therapist

Registered Nurse

Rehabilitation Counselor/Specialist


Family Advocate

Family Nurse Practitioner

Forensic Science Technicians

Geriatric Care Specialist

Health Data Security Manager

Health Educator

Health Information Administrator

Health Information Management (HIM) Systems Manager

Health Policy Specialist

Health Promotions Specialist Coordinator



Home Health Aide

Human Development Specialist

Immunohistochemistry Technician

Infection Control Specialist

Information Security Officer

Laboratory Informatics Specialist

Laboratory Manager

Laboratory Technician

Lead Coder

Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical Records Director/Manager

Medical Technologist

Molecular Pathology Technologist

Music Therapist

Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Therapist

Nurse Anesthetist

Nurse Educator

Nurse Manager

Nurse Midwife

Nurse Practitioner


Occupational Health Nurse

Operating Room Technician

Pathologist Assistant

Patient Advocate/Educator

Pediatric Nurse

Rehabilitation Nurse

Rehabilitative Specialist

Research and Development Engineer


Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapy Department Director

Risk Manager

Sales Manager


School Nurse

Science Writer

Sleep Technologist

Software Designer/Tester

Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB)

Speech Therapist

Speech-Language Educator

Speech-Language Pathologist

Sports Medicine Specialist

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Substance Abuse Counselor

Substance Abuse Counselor

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Systems Coordinator


Training Director

Training Facility Manager

Treatment Specialist

Transport Respiratory Therapist

Veterinary Pathologist

Victim Advocate

Volunteer Coordinator

Wellness Coordinator

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