STEM Connect Community: 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.

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.

Visit “This is Public Health” website for events.

Yale Career Guides, industry terms and definitions can be found in Career Resources below.

Novo Nordisk’s Graduate Programme (deadline: Dec 21)

The Novo Nordisk Graduate Programme is a 2-year, global career journey with a minimum of three rotations including at least one international rotation. They recruit candidates across a range of graduate program tracks including pharmaceutical development, marketing, finance, etc.

During …

By Ya Hsien Cheng
Ya Hsien Cheng Assistant Director of Employer Relations
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UCSF Digital Health Fellowship

The UCSF Digital Health Fellowship Program is inviting students, trainees, and previous fellows to join them for an unpaid, ~12-week experience (January 19, 2023 – April 6, 2023) focused on gathering information about digital health companies and their tools. This …

By Laurie Coppola
Laurie Coppola Senior Associate Director
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Road Trips to the Real World!

This EACE Signature Program gives students the opportunity to visit top employers during Winter Break to learn first-hand about a career field, network, and explore internship and entry-level opportunities. Virtual and in-person site visits are being offered for the 2023 …

By Elizabeth Keane
Elizabeth Keane
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Charnice’s Corner: Summer Research Guide

Packed with useful information for every class year.
A must read for students seeking summer research!

All content of the guide has been collected and shared courtesy of Charnice Hoegnifioh

By Lisa Blees
Lisa Blees Assistant Director, Programming & Internal Relations
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Mayo Clinic Post-Baccalaureate Biomedical Ethics Research Assistantship

The Biomedical Ethics Research Program sponsors several post-baccalaureate research assistantships for students interested in empirical bioethics scholarship. The position is ideal for students interested in a gap year between their undergraduate and graduate training programs. Our post-baccalaureate trainees have matriculated …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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The following list includes a sample of post-graduate fellowships in Public Health/Health Policy. This is not intended to be a …

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