Health & Wellness

  • Do you consider yourself to be nurturing, curious, or solution-focused?
  • Are you interested in learning about how the body works and how to keep it healthy?
  • Does it sound like fun to work at a hospital, clinic, laboratory, or recreation center?
  • Could you see yourself working with specific populations, like athletes, children, senior citizens, or animals?

Careers in this community focus on decreasing illness and injury and supporting others to be healthy and wholesome. 

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Sample Occupations & Industries

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  • Athletic Trainer
  • Audiologist
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Chiropractor
  • Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Epidemiologist 
  • Exercise Physiologist 
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Global Health Manager 
  • Health Administrator
  • Health Coach
  • Medical Lab Scientist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist 
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Optometrist
  • Perfusionist 
  • Personal Trainer
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatrist
  • Public Health Officer
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Recreational Therapist 
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Veterinarian 

To research various UI majors, minors and certificates, visit  Find Your Program.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook and O*Net contain information on duties, education and training, pay and job outlook.

 

Want to put your interests to good use? Join other students who share them. Discover student organizations which relate to Health & Wellness at the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership. You can browse the database by letter or search by keyword or name for locating student organizations. 

Some examples of organizations that may be of interest:

  • American Association of Nursing Students
  • Dance Marathon
  • Exercise is Medicine 
  • Global Health Club
  • Medicus Pre-Medical Society
  • MEDLIFE
  • Minority Aassociation of Pre-Health Students
  • National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy Club
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Club
  • UI Special Olympics 
  • Undergraduate Public Health Organization

Also consider volunteering as a way to explore your interests, build your resume, and connect with the community!

In addition, you can find activities and events related to your interests via After Class

Professional organizations are a great way to explore, prepare, experience, and achieve your career interests and goals!

  • Explore - Learn what people in the industry do, talk about, and take action on
  • Prepare - Learn about job titles, companies, and organizational/thought leaders
  • Experience - Check out resources, including specialized job boards and LinkedIn groups to locate mentors and job shadowing/informational interview opportunities
  • Achieve - Polish your professional image by taking an active part in your industry’s association. Reach your goals through networking and the professional development opportunities your association provides.

Plus, professional associations often offer discounted memberships to students!

 

Sample of Health & Wellness Full-Time Jobs & Fellowships in Handshake

pharmacist at NuCara Pharmacy
Respiratory Therapist II at UNC Health
RN- $5,000 Employment Bonus OR Loan Forgiveness!!! at Faith Regional Health Services
Medical Technologist I - Hillsborough at UNC Health
Medical Scribe / Clinical Informatics Specialist (Jamaica, NY) at Oak Street Health
Pediatric Clinical Psychologist (Full Time) - Johnston, IA at ChildServe
Director of Nursing at ChildServe
Ascension Living's University Interview Week October 2021 at Ascension
Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor at First Resources Corp.
Registered Nurse ($3,200 Hiring Incentive) (Job Id 17276) at South Dakota Department of Health
Licensed Practical Nurse ($3,200 Hiring Incentive) (Job Id 17279) at South Dakota Department of Health
Registered Nurse ($3,200 Hiring Incentive) (Job Id 17310) at South Dakota Department of Health
Registered Nurse ($3,200 Hiring Incentive) (Job Id 17311) at South Dakota Department of Health
Senior GMP Manufacturing Tech at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) ($3,200 hiring incentive) (Job Id 17389) at South Dakota Department of Health
Medical Scribe / Clinical Informatics Specialist (Aurora, IL) - Spanish Bilingual at Oak Street Health
Medical Scribe / Clinical Informatics Specialist (Rockford, IL) - Spanish Bilingual at Oak Street Health
Medical Scribe / Clinical Informatics Specialist (Joliet, IL) at Oak Street Health
Medical Scribe / Clinical Informatics Specialist (Jennings, MO) at Oak Street Health
Medical Scribe / Clinical Informatics Specialist (Brooklyn, NY) at Oak Street Health
Medical Scribe / Clinical Informatics Specialist (Philadelphia, PA) at Oak Street Health
Medical Scribe / Clinical Informatics Specialist (Philadelphia, PA) - Spanish Bilingual at Oak Street Health
Medical Scribe / Clinical Informatics Specialist (Irving, TX) - Spanish Bilingual at Oak Street Health
Medical Scribe / Clinical Informatics Specialist (South Providence, RI) at Oak Street Health
Pediatric Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) – Part-Time at JourneyCare
Medical Scribe / Clinical Informatics Specialist (Providence, RI) - Spanish Bilingual at Oak Street Health
Child Life Specialist at JourneyCare
RN Director for Home Health and Hospice at Memorial Hospital
Licensed Behavioral Health Counselor at Ascension
Surgical Tech - Chatham Hospital at UNC Health
Registered Nurse - Hospital - Critical Care Nurse Residency at Marshfield Clinic Health System
MRI Technologist - REX Radiology at UNC Health
Medical Assistant-KVMC at Vernon Memorial Healthcare
OnSite Specialist at Stryker
Dental Assistant at Access Community Health Centers
Dental Hygienist at Access Community Health Centers
Activity Assistant at Windmill Manor
Charge Nurse LPN/RN at Monticello Nursing and Rehab
Licensed Psychologist at Deer Oaks-A Behavioral Health Organization
Pharmacy Technician at Mental Health Center of Denver
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (Amb Focus) - Froedtert Hospital at Froedtert Health
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST at Cherokee Regional Medical Center
MED/SURG RN - NIGHTS at Cherokee Regional Medical Center
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT RN at Cherokee Regional Medical Center
Medical Laboratory Technician at The Center for Organ Recovery & Education
Registered Nurse – Full-time, Nights at Smith County Memorial Hospital
Registered Nurse – Full-time, ER at Smith County Memorial Hospital
Occupational Therapist - Rainier Rehabilitation at Ensign Services (Therapy)
Charge Nurse LPN/RN at Monticello Nursing and Rehab
Medical Scribe / Clinical Informatics Specialist (St. Louis, MO) at Oak Street Health
OT Occupational Therapist at Volunteers of America Senior Community Care PACE
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at Unity Point Health - Allen Hospital
Certified Nursing Assistant - VSP at California Correctional Health Care Services
Patient Account Representative Remote - Washington Residents Only at Conifer Health Solutions
Acute Care General Surgery Physician Extender at Western Bariatric, AMC
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist - General Anesthesia at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist - Cardiac Anesthesia at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Physical Therapist at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) at Steindler Orthopedic Clinic
Medical Technologist - CLT / MLS at Mayo Clinic
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - Inpatient (Nights) - $1,000 Sign-On Bonus! at JourneyCare
Pharmacy Tech Hospital, Inpatient Pharmacy at Mercyhealth
RN Sub-Acute at Mercyhealth
Social Worker LSW / LCSW, Hospice at Mercyhealth
Pharmacy Tech Hospital, Inpatient Pharmacy at Mercyhealth
Donor Floor Technician/Phlebotomist - Petersburg, VA at Octapharma Plasma, Inc.
PHARMACIST CLINICAL - ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARSHIP COORDINATOR at Mercyhealth
Behavioral Health Counselor MSW at Peoples Community Health Clinic, Inc.
Occupational Therapist at Community Hospital
Therapist (Clinical Social Worker or Mental Health Counselor) at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center
Licensed Vocational Nurse (HDSP) at California Correctional Health Care Services
Senior Psychiatrist Supervisor (SATF) at California Correctional Health Care Services
Senior Psychiatrist Supervisor (MCSP) at California Correctional Health Care Services
Senior Psychiatrist Supervisor (LAC) at California Correctional Health Care Services
Senior Psychiatrist Supervisor (COR) at California Correctional Health Care Services
Registered Nurse - Med/Surg nights at Vernon Memorial Healthcare
Counselor at Bryan Health
Administrative Nurse Manager, Neuro Spine, Riverside, FT, Days at OhioHealth
Physical Therapist- Pediatric Clinic (ATL, GA) at Atlanta Pediatric Therapy (Applied Pediatrics)
Occupational Therapists- Pediatric Clinic (ATL, GA) at Atlanta Pediatric Therapy (Applied Pediatrics)
Newton County Schools (GA)- Speech Language Pathologist/ Clinical Fellow at Atlanta Pediatric Therapy (Applied Pediatrics)
Port St. Lucie Public Schools (Florida)- Speech Language Pathologists/ Clinical Fellow at Atlanta Pediatric Therapy (Applied Pediatrics)
Atlanta Public Schools- Speech Language Pathologists/ Clinical Fellow at Atlanta Pediatric Therapy (Applied Pediatrics)
Clayton County Schools (ATL Metro)- Speech Language Pathologists/ Clinical Fellow at Atlanta Pediatric Therapy (Applied Pediatrics)
Gwinnett County Schools (ATL Metro)- Speech Language Pathologist/CF at Atlanta Pediatric Therapy (Applied Pediatrics)
Respiratory Therapist at Fairview Health Services
Associate Dentist Manchester Center, VT at Patterson Dental
Associate Dentist Minocqua, WI at Patterson Dental
Registered Nurse at The Gardens of Cedar Rapids
Supervising Registered Nurse III (ISP) at California Correctional Health Care Services
Physical Therapist - Cloverdale Healthcare - $10K Sign On Bonus at Ensign Services (Therapy)
Clinical Therapist Dual License, Behavioral Health at Mercyhealth
Psychologist, Behavioral Health at Mercyhealth
Registered Nurse, RN Skilled Nursing Unit, SIGN ON BONUS! at Mercyhealth
Registered Nurse, RN, Skilled Nursing Unit, SIGN ON BONUS! at Mercyhealth
HPSP Medical School Scholarship at Northeast Army Healthcare Recruiting
Outpatient Physical Therapist-Part time at Geisinger
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST at Froedtert Health
Physical Therapist - Lake Pleasant, AZ at Ensign Services (Therapy)
Direct Support Professional at AbbeHealth
Director of Nursing l Assisted Living at Enlivant
Remote Medical Scribe at DeepScribe
Deadline Extended - Ambulatory/Clinic Nurse Resident - Winter 2022 (August-December 2021 Graduates) at UW Health
Deadline Extended - Inpatient Nurse Resident - Winter 2022 (August-December 2021 Graduates) at UW Health
Physical Therapist at Northern Light Health
Radiologic Technologist – (ISP) at California Correctional Health Care Services
Physician (IM/FP) – Quality Management (Elk Grove) at California Correctional Health Care Services
Speech Therapist at Sanford Health
Comprehensive Care, Community, and Culture (C4P) AmeriCorps Members - Full and Part Time Positions at UChicago and Ingalls Memorial Hospital! at University of Chicago Center for Health and the Social Sciences
Team Nurse~ Family Medicine at Northern Light Health
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - Inpatient (Days) - $1,000 Sign-On Bonus! at JourneyCare
Pharmacy Technician – Oklahoma City, OK at UnitedHealth Group
Pharmacy Technician – Woodinville, Everett, Monroe, Duval, Redmond, WA at UnitedHealth Group
Outreach Athletic Trainer (JOB ID: 4509) at Northern Light Health
Day Rehabilitation Specialist l at Community Alliance
Community Support Specialist I at Community Alliance
Clinical Counselor/Social Worker at Bridgeview CMHC
Associate Veterinarian-Southfork Animal Hospital at Veterinary Hospitals Association
Physical Therapist at Cantrell Center for Physical Therapy & Wellness
Medical Scribe- Multiple Iowa Locations (Gap Year) at ScribeAmerica
Registered Behavior Technician at AIM Clinics
Registered Nurse - Lead - Waterville at Northern Light Health
Home Health RN at Northern Light Health
Graduate Nurse Residency, Denver, CO at HCA Healthcare | Medical City Healthcare - 63655
Staff RN-Behavioral Health at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Medical Technologist I OR II (JOB ID: 4743) at Northern Light Health
Associate Veterinarian-Byron Pet Clinic at Veterinary Hospitals Association
Veterinary Technician-Byron Pet Clinic at Veterinary Hospitals Association
Staff RN - NICU at Northern Light Health
Physical Therapist at Cedar Point Health
Psychiatric Clinician / School Based Clinician at Northern Light Health
REGISTERED NURSE I-EMERGENCY ELIGIBLE FOR SIGN ON BONUS AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT! (JOB ID: 3916) at Northern Light Health
Registered Nurse at MercyOne Elkader Medical Center
Medical Lab Technician (MLT or MT) at MercyOne Elkader Medical Center
Radiology Technologists - Weekend Package at MercyOne Elkader Medical Center
Associate Dentist Coal Township, PA at Patterson Dental
Associate Dentist Binghamton, NY at Patterson Dental
Associate Dentist Amarillo, TX at Patterson Dental
Associate Dentist San Luis Obispo, CA CA12864 at Patterson Dental
General Dentist Eau Claire, WI at Patterson Dental
Associate Dentist Lufkin, TX at Patterson Dental
Psych RN – Addiction Medicine Outpatient at Northern Light Health
Pediatric Psych RN Acadia at Northern Light Health
Associate Dentist Sanford, ME at Patterson Dental
Associate Dentist Wamego, KS (Manhattan) at Patterson Dental
Associate Dentist Gadsden, AL at Patterson Dental
Physical Therapist at Monterey Spine & Joint
Phlebotomist at Northern Light Health
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN) - at Northern Light Health
Registered Nurse (New Graduate) - Huntington Station, NY at Forward
Registered Nurse (RN) I - Medical Surgical Unit, Greenville, ME at Northern Light Health
Asst Director/Nurse Mgr – Long Term Care at Northern Light Health
Clinical Care Coord / RN - $5,000 sign on bonus at Northern Light Health
Staff Nurse Med Surg at Northern Light Health
Supv-Medication Management/RN at Northern Light Health
Med Surg CNAs (various) – New CNAs at Northern Light Health
Med Tech, Bangor, ME at Northern Light Health
Ultrasound Technologist at Regional Medical Center of Manchester, Iowa
School Psychologist - LI at Achieve Beyond
School Psychologist - HV at Achieve Beyond
Occupational Therapist - HV at Achieve Beyond
Clinical Psychologist - HV at Achieve Beyond
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) - HV at Achieve Beyond
Associate Dentist Gibsonton, FL FL11104 at Patterson Dental
RN at Northern Light Health
Associate Dentist Wichita, KS at Patterson Dental
Associate Dentist Fremont, OH at Patterson Dental
Associate Dentist Strafford, MO at Patterson Dental
Associate Dentist Waycross, GA GA12608 at Patterson Dental
PT Associate Dentist Chicago, IL at Patterson Dental
Associate Dentist Fresno, CA at Patterson Dental
Associate Dentist Denham Springs, LA at Patterson Dental
Associate Dentist Laurel, MS at Patterson Dental
Registered Behavior Technician at Positive Behavior Supports Corporation
General Dentist at Ladd Dental Group, Inc.
Perfusionist - CV Surgery at Mayo Clinic
CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Program at Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)
Occupational Therapist at Northern Iowa Therapy
Physical Therapist, Waterloo, Iowa at Northern Iowa Therapy
Medical Records Technician CO at Episource
Medical Assistant (Denver, CO) at Forward
Registered Nurse (New Graduate) - New York City, NY at Forward
Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant-COTA at Aegis Therapies
Physical Therapist Assistant at Aegis Therapies
Paramedic - Albert Lea/Austin, Minnesota at Mayo Clinic
Occupational Therapy at Northern Iowa Therapy
Physical Therapist for Sumner, IA at Northern Iowa Therapy
Medical Assistant (Chicago) at Forward
Dental Hygienist Florence and Newport, KY at Aspen Dental
Registered Dental Hygienist at Children's Dental Services
RN New Graduate Residency Program, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus at Cleveland Clinic
Registered Nurse (Indiana) at Wellpath
Speech Language Pathologist - LI at Achieve Beyond
Speech Language Pathologist - HV at Achieve Beyond
Physical Therapist - LI at Achieve Beyond
Physical Therapist - HV at Achieve Beyond
Clinical Fellow/SLP - HV at Achieve Beyond
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Cottage Grove Place
Speech Language Pathologist at Northern Iowa Therapy
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Cottage Grove Place

Sample of Health & Wellness Internships & Student Employment Jobs in Handshake

Paid Summer Internship at Summer Camp at Camp Cayuga
Small Animal Externship at Vets Pets
Intern, Health Economics & Outcome Research at Horizon Therapeutics
Nurse Intern at McLaren Macomb
EMTs & Nursing Students Summer at Camp Cayuga
Drama Instructors at Camp Cayuga
Associate Analytical Chemist - Summer Internship at Eurofins
2022 Pfizer Statistics Internships at Pfizer, Inc.
Pharmacy Resident at VA NWI-(Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island, Nebraska)
Cooking and Nutrition Instructor (Paid Internship) at Berkshire Sports Academy
Intern - Decentralized Clinical Trials at ICON plc
Intern - Project Delivery at ICON plc
Equine Veterinary Assistant, Rotating Internship at Avanti Equine Veterinary Partners
Speech Language Pathologist at Sovereign Healthcare Group
CNA - Various Departments at Memorial Hospital
RN Full time for Home Health & Hospice of Dickenson County at Memorial Hospital
Research Engineering Co-op Intern at Zio by iRhythm
Clinical Cancer Exercise Specialist : Cancer Rehabilitation (Spring Intern) at UNC Cancer Rehabilitation Institute
Audiology Extern at Hammond Associates
Nurse Extern - North East (GCMC) at Geisinger
Youth Athletic Coach and Sports Management Summer Internship at Camp Caribou
Internship: Drug Metabolism at labcorp
Internship: Clinical Pathology at labcorp
Internship: Immunology and Immunotoxicology at labcorp
Internship: Study Technician- Pathology at labcorp
Internship: Study Technician- Animal Operations at labcorp
Summer Internship: Veterinary Services - Clinical Support at labcorp
Summer Internship: Veterinary Services - Surgery at labcorp
Summer Internship: Study Technician - Dose Formulations at labcorp
Summer Internship: Study Technician - Animal Operations at labcorp
Performance Dietitian Intern - Spring 2022 at EXOS
Performance Intern - Spring 2022 at EXOS
Internship: Study Technician - Pathology at labcorp
Summer Internship Study Technician - Oncology at labcorp
Pharmacy Intern at CVS Health
Microbiology and Immunology Ph.D. Program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport
Market Research Intern at Guidewell
RN Internship Nurse Residency at HCA Healthcare | Medical City Healthcare - 63655
THP Performance Specialist Internship at Tatum Human Performance
Summer 2022 Internship at ICON plc
History Intern at UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's - Cedar Rapids
Imaging Services Assistant at UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's - Cedar Rapids
2022 Clinical Trial Operations Development Program Internship at AbbVie
R&D Product Development Intern- Summer 2022 at Medline Industries, Inc.
Fitness/Physical Therapy Intern at MedX Of Estes Park
USA Boccia Paralympic Sports Development Internship at Georgia State Games
Sports Coach Cedar Rapids at Eichhorn Recreation, LLC
Sports Coach Iowa City/North Liberty at Eichhorn Recreation, LLC
Winter Co-op/Cell and Molecular Biology at GlaxoSmithKline
Summer Intern: Digital Health IT, Software UX/UI backend and/or frontend Intern (June -August 2021) possible extension to 2022 at Globex Health
Digital Health IT, Software UX/UI backend and/or frontend Intern at Globex Health
Software Engineering Intern (GIS) - Fall/Winter 2021 at Pathloom
Medical Staff at Summer Camp at Camp Cayuga
Performing Arts Instructors at Summer Camp at Camp Cayuga
Summer Camp Counselor/ Activity Instructor/ Intern at Camp Walden Inc.
Summer Camp Internship at Camp Walden Inc.
Psychological Testing Internship at Heartland Christian Counseling
CHOP Patient Media Internship at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Instructors for Athletics Program at Camp Cayuga
Camp Nurses & Nursing Students at Camp Cayuga
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology PhD Program at LSU Health Shreveport at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport
Assistant Climbing Director at Camp Cheerio and Cheerio on the New River
Fall 2021 Internship Program - Syneos Health at Syneos Health
Paid Summer Internship at Camp Cayuga
EXTERNSHIP at St. Louis veterinary Center in St Louis, MO at Heartland Veterinary Partners
EXTERNSHIP at Spencer Creek Animal Hospital in St.Peters, MO at Heartland Veterinary Partners
EXTERNSHIP at Shoal Animal Clinic in Athens, GA at Heartland Veterinary Partners
EXTERNSHIP at Oakbrook Animal Hospital in Gardner, KS at Heartland Veterinary Partners
EXTERNSHIP at McKinney Animal Hospital, in Tulsa, OK at Heartland Veterinary Partners
EXTERNSHIP at Independence Animal Hospital, in Independence, KC at Heartland Veterinary Partners
EXTERNSHIP at Hall Veterianry Clinic in Gaylord, MI at Heartland Veterinary Partners
EXTERNSHIP at Griffith Veterinary Hospital in Westland, MI at Heartland Veterinary Partners
EXTERNSHIP at Dyer County Animal Hospital in Dyersburg, TN at Heartland Veterinary Partners
EXTERNSHIP at Corbin Animal Clinic in Corbin, KY at Heartland Veterinary Partners
EXTERNSHIP at Cobb Veterinary Clinic in Midland, TX at Heartland Veterinary Partners
EXTERNSHIP at Chagrin Animal Clinic in Chagrin Falls, OH at Heartland Veterinary Partners
EXTERNSHIP at Care Pets Animal Hospital in Sellersburg, IN at Heartland Veterinary Partners
EXTERNSHIP at Callaway County Small Animal Clinic in Fulton, MO at Heartland Veterinary Partners
EXTERNSHIP at Barta Animal Hospital in Independence, KS at Heartland Veterinary Partners
Alcohol and Drug Counselor Internship at Project Turnabout
Healthcare Continuing Education - Transcriber at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, formerly RIC
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist In Training at Brookline Recreation (Town of Brookline Recreation)
Financial Student Assistant at University of Iowa - Respiratory & Clinical Pharmacology
Nurses & Nursing Students at Summer Camp at Camp Cayuga
Stable Management Staff at Camp Cayuga
Therapeutic Health Technician Internship at ExercisAbilities
Volunteer at Compassus
Internship - Psychological Assessment Technician at Clinical & Consulting Neuropsychology
Camp Counselors & Activity Instructors at Camp Cayuga
Undergraduate Equine Internships - Ambulatory, Hospital and Reproduction at Peterson Smith Equine Hospital + Complete Care
Internship/Practicum at VNA Foundation