Careers in Health Sciences
What can you do with a Health Sciences qualification?
Nearly half of all people working in healthcare are involved in non-clinical roles.
Non-clinical roles can be incredibly rewarding with a number of opportunities for growth in your career. For example, you may start out as a health educator, and with further study and experience, you could move into a management role where you could have a hand in affecting policy and identifying, designing and evaluating initiatives to improve the health of populations.
Choosing a career in Health Sciences opens up a range of exciting opportunities in the health and social sectors, including but not limited to:
- Policy analyst
- Health service manager
- Business development manager
- Health economist
- Health protection officer
- Community addictions counsellor
- Population nutrition specialist
- Health promoter
- Health researcher
If this sounds like the career for you, check out our Bachelor of Health Sciences.
Bhavya Dhar studied a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health. She now works as a Business Analyst/Evaluator at South Auckland Social Investment Board.
Interested in a Health Science career but may not have the entry requirements?
You may need to first study for the Certificate in Health Sciences. This is a one-year certificate that prepares people of Māori and Pacific whakapapa/ancestry for tertiary study in the health profession.
There is also a range of scholarships and alternative entry schemes available. To find out if there is one for you, contact the Student Hubs.
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