Overview of Healthcare

Careers in Healthcare include health education, providing medical care, and managing medical services.

Get details on the salary and job security of these Healthcare careers:

Clinical careers

Administrative and management careers

Public health careers

Get Career Ready for Healthcare

Find out what it takes to land a career in Healthcare

Career Readiness Equation
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Earn a Degree

Earn Degree

To work in the Healthcare field, it is recommended to have a strong background in mathematics, science or health. Majors, minors, and degree information can be found in the Mason Catalog.   

Along with your degree, professional certifications like these may increase your employment options:

Meet with the Mason Pre-Health Professions Advisor as early as possible to prepare for admission to health professions schools (i.e., athletic training, audiology, speech pathology, dentistry, nursing, physician, physician's assistant, physical or occupational therapy, pharmacy, podiatry, and veterinary medicine).

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Gain Experiences

Gain Experiences

Employers are expecting candidates to have at least six to twelve months of related experience to be competitive for full-time positions. Gain experience while you are a student at Mason.

Here are the types of experiences most valued by Healthcare employers, and where to find them:




Most students get to spend time observing a Healthcare professional at work by simply asking. Download this sample shadowing request to inquire about opportunities. You can also inquire by phone or in person.


Students interested in a pre-health program should meet with the Mason Pre-Health Professions Advisor to identify appropriate experiences.

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Market Yourself

Market Yourself

It is important for you to be able to clearly communicate the knowledge, skills and experiences you have gained in and outside of the classroom. 

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Career Ready

Career Ready

Career ready Mason grads have gone on to work for Healthcare employers, such as: 

CVS Health

INOVA Health System 

Kaiser Permanente  

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Vibrent Health 

Sentara Healthcare

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Join the Healthcare community

Get involved with academic and professional societies to grow your network while you're still a student.