Health, Wellness, & Human Services

Careers in health, wellness, and human services encompass professions dedicated to enhancing and maintaining the health and quality of life of individuals and populations — including roles such as healthcare providers, counselors, therapists, social workers, and community health educators.

Professionals offer medical care, support, counseling, and advocacy services to address physical and mental health needs, promote healthy lifestyles, and ensure access to essential healthcare and social resources.

These careers often involve direct interaction with clients, collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, and a commitment to addressing health disparities, improving healthcare systems, and fostering a holistic approach to well-being.

Pictured above: Capriana Jiang ’23, a pre-med student, volunteers at Tacoma’s Neighborhood Clinic.

CVs versus Resumes: What’s the Difference?

One point of confusion for job seekers can be the difference between a CV and a resume when applying for new opportunities. The terms can seem to be used interchangeably; however, there are some subtle differences between the two.

Both …

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Guide to Working at Pfizer

When you think of Pfizer, you probably think of one of a few blockbuster drugs the company has helped develop. And because pharmaceuticals is the company’s core focus, many people working at Pfizer are, of course, scientists. However, taking a …

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A Day in the Life: Genetic Counselor

Deborah Brugman, MS, CGC, is a genetic counselor at Indiana University’s Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics. Previously, she has done pre-natal genetic counseling and helped coordinate a Down syndrome clinic. Brugman, 27, received her undergrad at Purdue University and …

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