Healthcare is focused on the science of healing and the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and other physical and mental impairments in humans. It is the largest industry in the United States, employing more than 18 million people.

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Jobs & Internships

Check out the Elon Job Network (EJN) for the latest Pre-Health and Healthcare jobs and internships. For additional Pre-Health and Healthcare-specific job and internships, check out the links below.

ORGANIZATIONS STILL ACTIVELY HIRING DURING COVID-19

Alumni-Owned Businesses List – 317 businesses listed, can be sorted by location – updated regularly

Candor – Companies Hiring Status During COVID-19 (Updating live & regularly)

CDC Foundation – hiring Contact Tracers throughout the United States as part of COVID-19 Emergency Response Jobs

COVINTERN – Find an Internship – resource created and made available to all college students by Indiana University student, Wade Fletcher.

GitHub – 2020 Internship Status Due to COVID-19

Handshake List – Handshake has opened up this list of companies to all students at all colleges-universities throughout the U.S. – another dynamic list that will be updated regularly

The Muse – Companies Hiring During COVID-19

PRE-HEALTH AND HEALTH-RELATED JOB & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Micro-Internships

Students from all majors can execute professional assignments to build and demonstrate skills while exploring a variety of career paths (These are not meant to be academic credit-seeking internships.)

Pre-Health Internships and Research Opportunities

Public Health Jobs

Psychology Job and Internship Opportunites

Psychology Jobs – CareerBuilder

Vault Guide to Best Health Care Provider Jobs

 

 

Explore Occupations

Exploring the Hottest Areas of Healthcare

Allopathic Medicine

Navigate your journey from pre-med through residency.

AspiringDocs.org

How to shadow a doctor to explore if a career in medicine might be right for you.

Careers in the Biological Sciences

A deep dive into what Biologists do, how to prepare for a career in this industry, identifies top programs, future job outlook, salaries, and how to find out more through supplemental resources

Careers in Healthcare Management

In-depth view of Careers in Healthcare Management

Choosing a Medical Career

Council on Education for Public Health

An independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health, and public health programs outside schools of public health

Dentistry

Dentistry 101

Dietician/Nutritionist Careers

Discover Health Administration Careers

Information about different varieties of health administration careers

Explore Dental Careers

Explore private practice, hospital ER work, lab research, etc.

ExploreHealthCareers.org

This resources is a collaboration between today’s health professionals and leading healthare associations.

Explore Healthcare Job Family on O*Net

A job family is a group of occupations based upon work performed, skills, education, training, and credentials.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Includes information on what a FNP does, and how to find a program to earn this degree.

Healthcare Information Careers

Learn about the practice of acquiring, analyzing and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care.

LifeWorks

Explore health and medical science careers.

Occupational Therapy

Considering a career in occupational therapy?

Education and career

Optometry

What is a Doctor of Optometry?

Ophthalmology

Why choose Ophthalmology?

Orthotists and Prosthetists

Information about careers in orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics, ect.

Osteopathic Medicine

What is Osteopathic Medicine?

Is Pharmacy Right for Me?

Physician Assistant – PA Forum

What is a physician assistant?

Physician Assistant Careers – AAPA

Physician Assistant Competencies – NCCPA

Physical Therapy

Information for prospective physical therapy students

Psychology – Explore careers in Psychology

Social Psychology – Explore areas of social psychology (source: Wesleyan Univ)

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce

Information to support the public health workforce.

Public Health Careers

Comprehensive informational guide to public health careers in the United States.

Public Health

Explore careers available in Public Health sector (scroll down page to “CAREERS AVAILABLE” to read about these occupations.

What is Public Health?

ExploreHealthCareers.org’s mission is to help build a stronger health care workforce by solving under-representation of minorities in the field and the shortage of health professionals in medically underserved communities.

Health Services Industry Videos (CareerOneStop)

Master of Science in Nursing

The ten highest paid nursing jobs with an MSN degree

New England Journal of Medicine Career Center

Physician career guide.

Nursing

Career path resources from Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow.

Nursing Careers & Specialties for RNs

Vault Guide to Nursing Jobs

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career and getting your foot in the door.

Veterinary Medicine

Careers in Veterinary Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Majors at Elon University

Health Professions Academic Advising

Although students interested in health professions may choose any major, you should anticipate taking introductory biology, chemistry and/or physics courses your first semester.  Review a list of prerequisite courses by career area here.

Accelerated Pathways

Elon offers undergraduate students a distinctive accelerated pathway to the university’s highly selective Physician Assistant Studies and Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate programs.

Psychology

Public Health Studies

 

 

Employment Outlook and Trends

2020 Healthcare Industry Trends

Healthcare Occupations – Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

Explore Employment and Trends in Healthcare by Occupation.

National Center for Health Statistics

Mission is to provide statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people.

Physician Assistant – Demand for PAs

Physician Assistant – Outlook – Bureau of Labor Statistics

Professional Associations

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

Resources for students interested in career as a physician.

American Academy of Ophthalmology

World’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons.

American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists

American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM)

Professional organization serving as a resource center for information, education and advocacy in the areas of reimbursment, admitting and registration, data management, medical records, patient relations and more.

American College of Epidemiology

Resources to explore how ACE and its members ensure good science is protecting public health

American Dental Association (ADA)

American Dental Education Association (ADEA)

The voice of dental education.

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Dedicated to improving health record quality through the effective management of health data and information and delivering quality healthcare to the public.

American Medical Association (AMA)

The AMA is dedicated to driving medicine toward a more equitable future, removing obstacles that interfere with patient care and confronting the nation’s greatest public health crises.

American Nurses Association

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

American Optometric Association

The American Optometric Association is the leading authority on quality care and an advocate for our nation’s health, representing more than 44,000 doctors of optometry (O.D.), optometric professionals and optometry students.

American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

American Public Health Association (APHA)

American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Society (APS)

Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC)

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

National nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, U.S. Territories and the District of Columbia.

Health Resources in Action (HRiC)

Innovative ideas, multi-sector partners, and creative solutions. At HRiA, we improve population health by catalyzing social change within and among individuals, institutions and communities

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)

NACHC promotes efficient, high quality, comprehensive health care that is accessible, culturally and linguistically competent, community directed, and patient centered for all.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The nation’s medical research agency, supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

National Institute on Aging

Public Health Foundation

A Private, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization based in Washington, DC improves public health and population health practice to support healthier communities.

Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)

Nonprofit medical organization dedicated to promoting excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care.

Society for Public Health Education

Nonprofit, independent professional association representing a diverse membership of nearly 4,000 health education professionals and students in the U.S. and 25 international countries.

World Health Organization (WHO)

 

Student Organizations

Autism Speaks U

Autism Speaks U works to represent all different forms of disabilities, both on campus and in the Alamance-Burlington community.

Biology Club

Welcome to Elon University’s Biology Club: home of all students interested in incorporating the study of biology with engaging extracurricular events!

Elon Alzheimer’s Initiative

The Elon Alzheimer’s Initiative is an organization dedicated to aiding in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Elon Pre-Dental Society

The Elon Pre-Dental Society is a group of students that network with Pre-dentals, dental students, and dentists to provide experience and advice about the pursuing a career in dentistry.

Elon Pre-Health Society

We are a club that aims to create an organized body of pre-health students that can share knowledge, experiences, and resources. Within the scope of resources, it is our hope to provide meaningful and impactful service-based opportunities to pre-health individuals within EMS and and the Alamance medical community.

Elon Physician Assistant Student Society

EPASS is Elon’s official student organization for students in the Physician Assistant program.

Elon Public Health Society

EUPHS aims to provide a community for students interested in public health to discuss public health issues, current events, programs and initiatives, organize, promote and sponsor special events on campus and throughout the community.

Exercise Science Society

Our org is an outlet for all those passionate in this subject area, whether due to their own interest in fitness, health and wellness, or due to their academic major/minor and career plans relating to the field.

Physical Therapy Student Organization (PTSO)

Psychology Club

The Psychology Club is a student run organization that is open to any students with an interest in this subject, and it’s a great opportunity to meet other psychology students outside of a formal classroom setting.

Relay for Life: Colleges Against Cancer

Relay for Life: Colleges Against Cancer is a collaboration of students in support of the American Cancer Society.

SPARKS Peer Educators

SPARKS (Students Promoting Awareness, Responsibility, Knowledge, and Success) is a group of peer educators, leaders and advocates who are passionate about promoting health and wellness at Elon

 

Undergraduate Research Student Association (URSA)

 

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