Career Journeys in Health Sciences

Health Sciences

One of 16 industry clusters that the U.S. Department of Labor established to track employment, Health Sciences includes many career opportunities. They range from clinical, technical  and administrative jobs performed in hospitals and nursing facilities to research, and all of the business functions performed in health-related sectors like the pharmaceuticals industry or your local drugstore. Learn more about the U.S. Department of Labor’s industry clusters and their economic outlook. Adults using these resources to help students explore careers may also find it helpful to use the Career Journeys Supplemental Materials we’ve prepared for teachers and counselors.

Health care is more than doctors and nurses

Malissa Seman is a Project Manager with Allegheny Health Network. Her unusual path to a position in the health sciences gives insight into careers behind the front lines.

Critical care nursing takes team skills and empathy 

Now an Improvement Specialist for UPMC, Omar Badran began his health career in critical care. He describes it as fast-paced and says it takes empathy and teamwork.

Being detail-oriented is critical skill in research

As a Research Assistant at UPMC Children’s Hospital, Lauren Risser focuses on public health projects in youth violence prevention.

Marching to his own inner drummer

J.D. Waechter had no idea he’d become a Practice Manager with Allegheny Health Network when he started college. He shifted  academic focus multiple times before finding his way into health care.