Looking For Entry-Level Healthcare Jobs?

It is a huge misconception that students interested in healthcare cannot get jobs right after graduation from Denison. Even if you do not think so, many of us still feel pressure to go straight into graduate school or settle for other opportunities before considering an entry-level job. When, in fact, it can be very beneficial to have an entry-level job to gain experience for graduate school or whatever future dream profession you may have. If you are a pre-health major including psychology, biology, chemistry, global health, H.E.S.S., or any other major who would like to become exposed to the healthcare field right after Denison, read through the list below of popular entry-level positions to research further! These are terms that can be searched on LinkedIn and other job posting sites.

Psychology Interests:

Behavioral Health Technician 
Case Manager
Research Assistant
Psychiatric Technician
Mental Health Specialist
Behavioral Intervention Aide

Biology Interests:

Biology Lab Assistant
Medical Scribe (virtual options!)
Community Health Worker
EKG Technician
Chiropractic Assistant

Chemistry Interests:

Pharmaceutical Scientist
Vaccine Scientist
Quality Control
Environmental Health Specialist 
Medical Laboratory Technician

Public Health Interests:

Infection Preventionist
Community Health Education Specialist (CHES)
Disease Investigation & Intervention Specialist
Blood collection staff

To start your job search process, copy and paste the above roles into LinkedIn, Handshake, or other job-posting sites. If you need assistance in applying to any of these roles or with your resume, cover letter, or mock interviewing, the Knowlton Center is there to help! It is also important to note that there are many other entry level positions out there, so it may be helpful to search key words and filter job postings that are specifically entry-level. Good luck job searching!

By Jacqueline Laskowski
Jacqueline Laskowski Peer Career Fellow: Healthcare and Clinical Research