Do you have a heart for helping others when they don't feel well? Are you curious to learn more about the human body and ways to maintain and improve it? Or are you more concerned with a person’s mental and social well-being? If any of these topics interest you, then you may want to earn a degree in Health.
UTSA’s Health Program
A Health degree from UTSA will have you covering a broad range of health topics like emotional wellness, growth and development, principles of weight management, drugs and health. The program features academic coursework along with practical hands-on experience through a required internship. The program will prepare you to pursue health careers in city, county, state and national government health agencies, corporate wellness programs and voluntary health agencies.
Careers in Health
Top job titles for Health graduates include:
• Health Educator
• Registered Nurse
• Life Support Coordinator
• Health Counselor
• Senior Public Health Specialist
Health and its related career pathways are currently in higher than average demand in San Antonio for the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include Memphis, TN, Kansas City, KS and Chicago, IL. More than 144,000 health-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.
UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.
Please note that there are additional admission requirements that need to be met in order to be admitted into this major. View all of UTSA’s specific admission requirements here.
Industries for Health Graduates
Health is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of health-related positions over 2018-19 included:
• General Hospitals
• National Security
• International Affairs
• Individual and Family Services
• Higher Education
Salaries for Health Graduates
The salary range for open health-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:
Source: Burning Glass
Skills and Interests for Health Majors
While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a Health graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Health may be a good fit for you if:
• You enjoy working with others
• You are well organized
• You are a good planner
• You enjoy learning
• You like to think deep on theories