Health and Society majors work in such diverse fields as medicine, health policy, hospital administration, insurance, and much more. There are many resources available to UT Health and Society majors to help them select and successfully begin a new career. Please browse the links below for some ideas on where to start.
Texas Career Engagement
If you’re unsure of what you want to pursue as a profession, you may find career exploration especially helpful. Taking the time to reflect upon your values, interests, personality, and skills—as well as factors that may be influencing your choices—can help you make informed decisions about your future.
The Texas Career Engagement team offers career counseling appointments and online tools to explore common career paths for Health and Society majors.
Liberal Arts Career Services
Make your dream career a reality with a visit to Liberal Arts Career Services! We offer a multitude of services to UT students and alumni. We'll help you research potential employers, write a resume, practice for interviews, and find an internship. We also manage a recruiting program providing on-campus interviews and career fairs throughout the year. Lastly, we advise students considering law school and offer courses for credit in areas related to the liberal arts and employment.
Health Professions Office
The Health Professions Office (HPO) assists students interested in Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Physical Therapy, and/or Pre-Occupational Therapy pathways. If you are interested in any of these subjects, they can assist you in navigating the necessary prerequisites and application processes.
Texas Exes Career Network
The mission of the Texas Exes Career Network is to connect alumni and current students of The University of Texas at Austin for the purposes of sharing career-related information. Those searching our database will find Texas Exes who have volunteered to share their career experience and insight about occupations, industries, employers, labor market trends, and job relocation. The purpose of the Texas Exes Career Network is not to find jobs, recruit employees, sell products or services, or conduct surveys, but rather to network and share career information within the UT community.
Many students ask what kinds of careers are possible for Health and Society majors. Jobs include but are not limited to the following:
- Health professions: medicine, nursing, PT, physician assistant, dental
- Public health worker (at local, state, federal levels in the field/community, or in administration)
- Community health educator
- Health policy analyst
- Hospital administrator
- Clinic support personnel/administrator
- Clinic director
- Healthcare navigator
- Health Center Manager
- School district community health liaison
- Case manager
- CPS field representative
- Genetic counselor
- Drug and alcohol dependency care coordinator
- Health research administrator
- Recruitment officer for clinical trial research
- Project coordinator/manager for health research projects
- Pharmaceutical sales representative
- Medical social worker
- Patient service representative
- Mental health educator
- Nursing home administrator
- Health insurance care coordinator
- Non-profit sector jobs working with at-risk populations, or communities of interest
- Patient-support advocate/patient navigator
- Community liaison in the non-profit sector
- Patient account representative
- Hospice fieldworker/administrator