Careers for Health Promotion Majors and Mathematics/Statistics Majors

This week’s CAS Careers post focuses on opportunities for Health Promotion majors and Mathematics and Statistics majors. After the break, you’ll find some brief information on what you can do with your major after graduation, along with statistics on salary ranges and links to other helpful resources.

 

Careers in Health Promotion

Much like careers in environmental studies/science, career opportunities in health promotion are on the rise as society’s recognition of health issues and desire for preventive care increase. Your degree in Health Promotion provides you with a broad perspective on current health issues and health promotion trends, as well as specialized knowledge in a specific concentration (Allied Health, Corporate/Management, and Health Promotion). The key resource you bring to potential employers is your ability to convey this specialized knowledge in a way that makes it easily understandable and relevant. Other skills you offer to prospective employers include:

  • The ability to develop and implement strategies and programs for improving habits, attitudes, and behaviors related to individual and community health
  • Skills in developing audio, visual, and print materials on health related topics
  • The ability to think critically about complex issues in health, communication, and community outreach
  • Familiarity with providing screening services for individuals and performing follow-up evaluations

 

Here is a brief list of some popular careers in Health Promotion, along with their national median salary*:

Dietician

$53,000

Wellness Specialist Program Administrator

$56,000

Health and Wellness Coordinator

$46,000

Fitness Specialist

$56,000

Exercise Physiologist

$61,000

Healthcare Consultant

$70,000

*Data collected from salary.com, along with other websites listed below

 

Visit our Career Resource Library and check out some of our books related to careers in Health Promotion:

Here are a few websites with information on careers in Health Promotion:

If you’re a Health Promotion major, and would like some more personalized information on your career options, schedule an appointment with our CAS Career Advisor Sue Gordon. Also, feel free to stop by our CAS drop-in hours, which are held every Tuesday from 1:30-2:30 next to the entrance to TDR.

 

Careers in Mathematics and Statistics

A degree in Mathematics and/or Statistics enables you to comfortably solve complex problems by using advanced mathematics, logic, and scientific thought processes. These level-headed problem solving skills make you a desirable candidate for a variety of employers. Other skills you offer to employers include:

  • Knowledge of how mathematics can improve industrial / technological processes
  • Proficiency with quantitative tools and instruments
  • Experienced with advanced statistics and risk analysis
  • An aptitude for analyzing masses of numerical data, identifying trends, and making calculated forecasts
  • Experience with research design (for example, in the selection and size of samples)

 

Here is a brief list of some popular careers Mathematics and Statistics majors have found success in, along with their national median salary*:

Financial Analyst

$71,000

Personal Financial Advisor

$69,000

Actuary

$84,000

Statistician

$73,000

Economist

$84,000

Market Researcher

$61,000

Cost Estimator

$57,000

*Data collected from salary.com, along with other websites listed below

 

Visit our Career Resource Library and check out some of our books on careers in Mathematics and Statistics:

Here are a few websites with information on careers in Mathematics and Statistics:

If you’re a Mathematics and Statistics major, and would like some more personalized information on your career options, schedule an appointment with our CAS Career Advisor Sue Gordon. Also, feel free to stop by our CAS drop-in hours, which are held every Tuesday from 1:30-2:30 next to the entrance to TDR.

 

 

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