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INDUSTRY INSIGHT

HEALTHCARE

Healthcare is one of the fastest changing and adaptable fields, with a variety of roles that include hands-on and organizational support careers. Healthcare is delivered by practitioners of  medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, allied health and others. Their work relies heavily on a complex support structure to diagnose, treat, and prevent a variety of diseases, illnesses and injuries. 

Academic Pursuits

Just as there are a variety of roles in healthcare, so too are there many academic areas that lead to fulfilling healthcare careers. UW Oshkosh students who pursue a career in healthcare benefit from professors who have real-world experience as well as state-of-the-art classroom technology and one of the largest numbers of clinical options in Wisconsin. 

The healthcare sector needs flexible and passionate professionals who are dedicated to their patients, community health and lifelong learning. UW Oshkosh alumni who currently work in the healthcare sector have studied:  

  • Biology 
  • Chemistry  
  • Exercise and Sports Science  
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Human Service Leadership  
  • Information Systems 
  • Leadership and Organizational Development  
  • Leadership and Organizational Studies 
  • Liberal Studies 
  • Medical Imaging 
  • Medical Laboratory Science 
  • Microbiology  
  • Nursing  
  • Psychology  
  • Radiology Science 
  • Rehabilitation Science 
  • Social Work  
  • Sonography 
  • Strength and Conditioning 
  • Pre-Anesthesiology Assistant 
  • Pre-Athletic Training 
  • Pre-Chiropractic Medicine 
  • Pre-Dentistry 
  • Pre-Medicine 
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy 
  • Pre-Optometry 
  • Pre-Osteopathic Medicine 
  • Pre-Pharmacy 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy 
  • Pre-Podiatry 
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine 

Average Starting Salary

The average salary for UW Oshkosh graduates who are working in this field within the first year of graduating

UW Oshkosh also offers minors and certificates that can accompany any major and provide you with a specific additional focus. 

  • Behavioral Science  
  • Community Health Studies  
  • Environmental Monitoring  
  • Insurance and Risk Management  
  • Law and Policy 
  • Neuroscience 
  • Organizational Communication
  • Public Relations  
  • School Health Education 
  • Social Equity and Diversity 

Job Outlook

Overall employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 13% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. This increase is expected to result in about 2 million new jobs. From 2020–2030, the following occupations will grow: 

%

Nurse practitioners, anesthetists and midwives

%

Clinical laboratory technologists

%

Physical Therapists

TOP CAREER AREAS

HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONERS 

Athletic trainer, audiologist, behavioral health technician, chiropractor, counselor, dental assistant and hygienist, dentist dietitian, doctor, EMT or paramedic, exercise physiologist, home health and personal care, nurse and nursing assistant, occupational health and safety specialist, occupational therapist, pharmacy technician, physical therapist, radiologic and MRI technologist, recreational therapist, respiratory therapist, sonography, veterinarian 

HEALTHCARE SUPPORT 

Clinical laboratory technologist, medical records specialist, medical transcriptionist, research scientist 

ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT 

Accountant and billing manager, administrator, data analyst, human resource specialist, marketing or public relations specialist 

SOCIAL AND HUMAN SERVICES  

Case manager, social worker 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 

Cybersecurity specialist, network and database administrator, systems administrator, web and application developer 

IN-DEMAND SKILLS

  • Compassion 
  • Communicaiton 
  • Detailed orientation 
  • Problem-solving skills 
  • Interpersonal relationship building 
  • Organization 
  • Critical thinking 
  • Active listening 

 

Work in the Education Field

Our alumni who work in this field have worked with the following organizations.

Salary and employment statistics for UW Oshkosh graduates are self reported and given based on their experiences and opportunities they secured within 9 months after graduation. Data is pulled from the UW Oshkosh First Destination Survey and is an average of reported data from the previous three years.

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career@uwosh.edu

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