Healthcare, Biotech & Global Public Health

Healthcare Industry

Healthcare encompasses a wide range of opportunities and career paths.  According to Money magazine, the healthcare industry is on pace to become the largest job sector in the U.S. economy and, over the next decade, healthcare spending is projected to account for one out of every five dollars spent (source: AUPHA). You can find entry-level positions as a policy analyst with state-level government, privately-funded health organization, or as a consultant with healthcare and life sciences consulting firms. However, many health policy reform positions require an advanced degree such as a master’s in public health or a master’s in business with a focus on healthcare management.

BioInnovation, BioEngineering & BioTechnology

Bio-Innovation uses the Biological or Physiological sciences as Technology. It can include Biotech, Diagnostics, Medtech, Biomaterials, Therapeutics, Pharma, BioPharma, SynBio. Learn more about attributes needed in BioInnovation. Biotechnology involves research with organisms and biological processes. In its initial research and development phase, a biotechnology company requires individuals with advanced degrees, but as the company moves into a manufacturing phase, more individuals with good basic science and laboratory skills are needed, enabling strong entry-level employment. The number of firms devoted to biotechnology research and manufacture of products is growing. Industries that apply biotechnology techniques include human therapeutics and diagnostics, pharmaceutical, veterinary, agricultural, food processing, aquaculture, chemicals, waste management, energy and environmental protection, forensics, and the application of medicine and science to law. Government and universities also employ individuals educated in biotechnology.

BME Industry Terms

A BME Industry Guide

Global Public Health

Global Health is the health of human populations in a global context that transcends the perspectives and concerns of individual nations. It focuses on achieving health equity for all people through partnership-based action and often includes a medical focus. Public Health is usually focused on the health of a population in a specific community, country, and policy context. It is primarily concerned with preventing disease and prolonging life through informed individual choices and tends to be less medically focused. Many believe that global and public health are synonymous and refer to the field as Global Public Health. For them, the field is dedicated to better health for all, with particular attention to the needs of the most vulnerable populations and a basic commitment to health as a human right. Positions in global public health can be found in the US and abroad in non-profits, advocacy organizations, NGO’s, multinational organizations, humanitarian services, global health/healthcare consulting firms, foundations, think tanks, and academic research.

Founded in 2013 by Yalies, IsoPlexis Makes Wall Street Debut

IsoPlexis, which is headquartered at 35 NE Industrial Road in Branford, was founded by Yale students in 2013.

Read more here: Branford-based IsoPlexis makes Wall Street debut Friday | New Haven BIZ

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Create a Target Employer List (Job Search Road Map)

Your target employer list is a critical element of your job search plan. Having a target list provides a road map as you begin your employer research and outreach efforts. An employer target list can start with industry (e.g., Healthcare), …

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Through Yale, you are a BioCT member!

BioCT is dedicated to the growth of the state’s vibrant bioscience ecosystem. We connect companies, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, investors, government, service providers, and other passionate, dedicated people to improve patients’ lives and public health and …

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Pfizer Research and Development Rotational Program for Recent College Graduates

As the world increases our understanding of the importance and benefits of diversity
in thought, I am proud and excited to announce that Pfizer has launched a new
Research and Development (R&D) Rotational Program designed to provide young
diverse talent …

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Resume Builder! Forage’s Virtual Work Experiences

Forage offers virtual work experiences, which are online programs built and endorsed by leading companies. Each virtual work experience contains a series of resources and tasks designed to simulate the real-world experience of starting a career. They are 5-6 hours …

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Career Resources

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Career Outcomes

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Most Recent Class Overview

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91.6% of those graduating between July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020 91.7% employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation $71,030 among graduates employed in the United States. Financial Services, Education, Consulting, Technology and Healthcare


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First Destination refers to the postgraduate plans of Yale College graduates six months after graduation. The pursuits of Yale graduates include employment, graduate school, independent research, military service, and more.


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