Career Fields for Sociology Majors — Healthcare

Graduate Programs in Healthcare

Communication Sciences and Disorders Graduate School Programs

Graduate students pursuing a master's (M.S.) degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders will study a variety of communication disorders and any other issues affecting one’s ability to communicate. Graduates of communication sciences graduate programs can become audiologists, analysts, speech and language therapists, and more.

Developmental Psychology Graduate School Programs

Developmental Psychology graduate program involve an understanding of the entire human development process, from infancy to childhood and adolescence to adulthood and aging. Graduates with a master's (M.S.) degree in developmental psychology can enter careers as professors, psychologists, researchers, and more.

Epidemiology Graduate School Programs

Graduate programs in Epidemiology fall under the umbrella of public health, and involve the study of the incidence, distribution, and determinants of disease. Graduates with a master's degree in epidemiology can become epidemiologists, infectious disease experts, and more.

Family Health Graduate School Programs

A master's degree in Family Health will equip students to educate families on how to maintain optimal health. Students will study the social, ethical and policy issues involved in the treatment of families. Graduates of family health graduate programs can become nurse educators, family nurse practitioners, health care policy analysts, and more.

Gerontology Graduate School Programs

Gerontology graduate programs involve the study of the biological, psychological and sociological phenomena associated with old age and aging. Those who with a master's degree in gerontology may decide to become social workers, gerontological researchers, occupational therapists, nursing home administrators, and more.

Health Care and Hospital Administration Graduate School Programs

Graduates from Hospital and Health Care Administration graduate programs generally find themselves working in either the management or administrative areas of the health care profession. Graduates that earn a master's degree (M.A.) degree in health services/hospital administration can become directors of ambulatory care, physician-practice managers, insurance executives, chief hospital administrators, and more.

Health Communication Graduate School Programs

Health Communication graduate programs prepare students to work at the front lines of the battle to keep people accurately informed. Graduates with a master's (M.A.) degree in health communication can lead to careers public relations directors, authors, researchers, health care analysts, and more.

Health Education Graduate School Programs

Graduate programs in Health Education focus on giving students the knowledge and tools to promote health and wellness in their communities. Completion of a master's (M.A.) degree in health education can lead to careers as health teachers, writers, health researchers, public health advocates, and more.

Health Sciences Graduate School Programs

Health Sciences graduate programs incorporate the disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics and social science. Health sciences master's (M.S.) degree holders can look forward to careers as varied as being midwives or allied health specialists, with other careers such as medical practitioners, gerontologists, and community health managers.

Health Services Research Graduate School Programs

Health Services Research graduate programs examine how people access healthcare, how much it costs and what happens to patients as a result of the care. Those who earn a master's (M.S.) degree in health services research can go on to careers as health system managers, healthcare policy analysts, public health practitioners, program designers, and more.

Healthcare Information Systems Graduate School Programs

Master's (M.S.) degrees in Health Care Information Systems prepare students to improve the delivery of health care through effective management, innovation and application of information technology. Graduates of graduate programs in health care information systems can become consultants, chiefs of medical information, health care administrators, and more.

Industrial Design Graduate School Programs

Graduate programs in Industrial Design focus on the technical aspects of the items on which they are working, as well as ergonomics, safety and the economics of manufacturing them. Graduates with a master's degree in industrial design can enter careers as multimedia designers, industrial design specialists, chief designers, and more.

Industrial Hygiene Graduate School Programs

Industrial Hygiene graduate programs focus on the control of occupational health hazards encountered in the workplace. Those who earn master's (M.S.) degrees in industrial hygiene can go on to careers as industrial hygienists, industrial toxicologists, senior health and safety consultants, and more.

International Health Graduate School Programs

International Health graduate programs focus on community healthcare systems in the developing world. Those who earn master's degrees in international health can look forward to careers as health promotion directors, medical practitioners, public health officers, health systems analysts, and more.

Movement Science Graduate School Programs

Movement Science graduate programs aim to develop theories and methods for maintaining health, preventing disability and improving movement ability. Graduates with a master's (M.S.) degree in movement science can become physical and health education teachers, sports consultants, kinesiologists, physical therapists, and more.

Occupational & Environmental Health Graduate School Programs

Graduate programs in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety are dedicated to improving the safety of workplace environments. Graduates with a master's (M.S.) degree in occupational and environmental health and safety can become government agents, health and safety officers, researchers, and more.

Public Health Graduate School Programs

A graduate program in Public Health focuses on the biological, physical and chemical factors that affect the health of a community, as well as the planning, policy analysis and administration of health programs. Graduates with a master's (M.S.) degree in public health may become public policy directors, directors of health, economics and pricing, senior public health advisors, and more.

Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate School Programs

Rehabilitation Counseling graduate programs cover the theoretical to the practical and covers a wide range of topics in between, including therapeutic methods, scientific analysis and certain medical issues. Those with a master's (M.S.) degree in rehabilitation counseling can enter careers as rehabilitation therapists, rehabilitation counselors, directors of rehabilitation, and more.

Rehabilitation Therapy Graduate School Programs

Rehabilitation Therapy graduate programs concentrate on the restoration of function and the prevention of disability following disease or injury. Graduate students who earn a master's (M.S.) degree in therapeutic recreation can go on to become physical therapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation directors, trainers, sports therapists, and more.

Speech Pathology Graduate School Programs

Students who enroll in Speech-Language Pathology graduate programs will learn about language disorders across the lifespan, fluency disorders, aural rehabilitation and ethics. Those who earn a master's (M.S.) degree in speech-language pathology can become audiologists, speech-language pathologists, researchers, speech-language pathology professors, and more.

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