Health, Wellness & Medicine

This Career Community is focused on the many different areas students can pursue in the fields of health, wellness and medicine. Browse blogs for career advice, look at resources for job and internship leads and watch videos profiling unique roles and occupations.

    View a sample of professional titles related to this major

    Visit My Next Move to browse for wellness-related occupations by keyword or industry.

    • Actors, musicians and singers
    • Audiologists
    • Community Health Workers
    • Clinical Research Coordinator
    • Dentists
    • Dietitians and Nutritionists
    • Fitness & Wellness Coordinators
    • Health Educators
    • Medical Laboratory Technicians
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Optometrists
    • Pharmacist
    • Physicians and Surgeons
    • Physical Therapist
    • Registered Nurses
    • Respiratory Therapists
    • Radiologic Technologist

    Need help exploring your career options? Take the Focus 2 assessment to search for occupations that fit with your interests, values, skills, and personality. Then speak with a Career Specialist about the results.

    Check out wellness-related MU majors, minors and certificates!

    Please visit Majors@Mizzou and browse this site by career interests, occupation and by School or College. Remember, these are just a few examples of degree programs. A wide variety of MU majors can lead to a successful and satisfying career in health, wellness and medicine.

    • Anthropology
    • Biochemistry
    • Biological Sciences
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
    • Food Science and Nutrition
    • Health Science
    • Human Development and Family Science
    • Microbiology
    • Nursing
    • Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant
    • Public Health
    • Speech, Language and Hearing Science

    Another helpful tool is the What Can I Do With This Major site where you can connect academic majors to common career paths and see typical employers that hire those majors.

    Learn how to have career conversations to find possible career paths 
    Discover the unique career paths of fellow Tigers
    • Use LinkedIn to see what thousands of Mizzou alumni are doing with their degrees.
    • Explore the Career Outcomes web page to see what recent MU graduates are doing and where they are living.


Top Five Reasons to Consider a Career in Healthcare

We have all seen it on TV. The too-handsome doctor running into the operating room without scrubbing in, grabbing a scalpel barehanded, yelling “Push Epi!” to the other myriad nurses and techs while the medical students look down in awe …

By Jacob Bollinger, PA - Hospital Recruiting
Hospital Recruiting
Hospital Recruiting | Physician and Healthcare Job Board.
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What Opportunities Are in the Health and Wellness Industry?

Original Full Article

If you’ve gone through the process of considering why you want a career change, and you’re committed to making a shift, it’s time to focus on what you’d like to be
doing. If you’ve opened this guide, …

By Guest Blogger
Guest Blogger
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Explore Job Roles: Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians

What are Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians?

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians take samples and conduct tests in order to analyze substances like body fluids and tissue.

Where do Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians …

By Handshake
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Public Health Needs People With Diverse Skills and Backgrounds—Here Are 9 Careers to Consider

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, most people in the United States didn’t think very much about public health. But now that terms like “epidemiology” and “social distancing” have been added to everyone’s vocabulary list, you might be thinking more than ever …

By Heather Krasna - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Focus 2 Am I Career Ready?

Career readiness is a foundation of eight core competencies that broadly prepare college students for lifelong success in their careers …

This site connects the “best-trained with the best jobs.” WELCOA also features a blog, podcast and professional development opportunities.

American Fitness Professionals & Associates provides comprehensive programs designed by experts, that will give you the high-caliber expertise necessary to …

NutritionJobs, the original online job board for Registered Dietitians, Nutritionists, Dietetic Technicians, Clinical Dietitians.


SSC 1150: College Success Seminar

This 2-credit hour course is intended to assist exploring students in making purposeful academic and life decisions that lead to…

SSC 2100: Career Explorations

 The goal of this course is to help students explore what to major in, what they can do with their…

Health, Wellness and Medicine Exploration Courses

Below are a list of introductory and exploration courses for students interested in health, wellness and medicine. This list is…

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