Global Health

Here are examples of industry areas students enter with this major, jobs/internships, typical employers that hire students, skills employers look for, and examples of where alumni work. To find more information make an appointment with your career counselor/advisor.

https://www.globalhealthstudies.northwestern.edu/people/alumni/

Industry|Employers

Job|Roles

Skills

Alumni

Healthcare

• Universities and colleges
• Hospitals and medical clinics
• Federal, state or local health departments
• Group or private practice
• Medical schools
• Health networks 

• Attending Physician
• Community Health Agent
• Emergency Medical Technician
• Health Coach
• Healthcare Management Professional
• Medical Assistant 
• Medical Student 
• Research Assistant 
• Flexibility 
• Cross functional teamwork
• Analytical ability 
• Communication skills 
• Time and project management 
• Positive mental attitude 
• Empathy 

• Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
• Children's Memorial Hospital
• Department of Health and Human Services
• Echo Locum Tenes 
• Erie Family Health Center
• McGaw Medical Center
• Mount Sinai Hospital
• Native American Health Center

•NYU Langone Health
• Paladina Health
• Public Health Solutions
• Weill Cornell Medicine

Consulting

• Healthcare consulting firms (in positions including management, finance, marketing and insurance consultant roles)
• Global management consulting firms

• Business Analyst  
• Clinical Studies Specialist 
• Consultant / Associate Consultant
• Decision Analyics Associate
• Education Consultant
• Healthcare Consultant
• Analyical thinking
• Problem solving
• Leadership and team-based skills
• Project management
• Professionalism
• Accenture
• Aon
• Bain & Company
• Creative Associates International
• Parthenon-EY
• Triage Consulting Group
• ZS Associates

Science and Research

• Educational policy think tanks and research firms
• Federal, state or local government 
• Medical research 
• Hospitals and clinics 

• Clinical Research Coordinator
• Data Scientist
• Medical Research Fellow
• Research Assistant
• Research Technologist
• Researcher
• Cross functional teamwork
• Analyical ability
• Time and project management
• Communication skills
• Technical and design (for specific roles)

• Center for Disease Control and Prevention
• Clinton Global Initiative
• Department of Health and Human Services
• Evolent Health 
• International Food Policy Research Institute
• Mount Sinai Hospital
• National Cancer Institute
• NYU Langone Health

• Redes de Tutoría
• United Nations Population Fund 
• Xerox Community Health Solutions 
• World Health Organization 

Non-Profit

Faith-based non-profits 
• Development and sustainability 
• Community organizing and advocacy work (on health care access, poverty, equal rights, etc.) 
• International organizations 

• Community Engagement Coordinator 
• Community Fellow 
• Medical Writer 
• Project Manager 
• Social Justice Organizer 
• Creativity and writing skills 
• Multi-tasking
• Interpersonal / Communication skills 
• Time management
• Service orientation

• 2020 Microclinic Initiative 
• Allow Good 
• Catholic Medical Mission Board 
• Communidad Connect 
• Millennium Village Project 
• PIH Engage 
• Planned Parenthood 
• Planned Parenthood of Illinois
• Population Services International

Education 

• Non-profit organizations 
• Public and private schools 
• Medical teaching positions 

 

• English Language Teaching Assistant
• Health and Wellness Coordinator
• Health Educator 
• Special Education Teacher
• Teaching
• Public speaking 
• Critical thinking skills
• Writing
• Communication skills 
• Complex problem solving 
• Social perceptiveness
• Advanced verbal and written communication

• Bronx Writing Academy (Teach for America) 
• Chicago Public Schools
• Evanston Township High School

Information Technology 

• Account Strategist 
• Medical Scribe 
• Quantitative  
• Analyitical 
• Detail-oriented
• Organization  
• Knowledge in STEM principles 
• Problem solving 

• Google 
• Kaleo Software 
• Managed by Q
• Scribe America

Government/Law 

• Bioethicist 
• Diplomat 
• Lobbyist 
• Medical / Public Health Lawyer 
• Social Worker
• Analyical ability 
• Logical reasoning
• Detail-oriented
• Organization  
• Sound judgement 
• Perceptiveness  

 • Valorem Law Group
• Youth Advocacy Center 

Marketing and PR 

 

• Marketing expert for health firm 
• Health communications specialist 
• Sales manager for healthcare products 
• Press secretary for health firm 
• Communication skills  
• Public speaking 
• Creativity 
• Knowledge of industry trends 
• Stress management 
• Analytical thinking 
• Leica Biosystems
• YMCA
• GE Healthcare Imaging
• UnitedHealthcare Global 
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