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.

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