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Communications Careers

Journalism 

“Every morning our newspapers could read, ‘More than 20,000 people perished yesterday of extreme poverty.’ How? The poor die in hospital wards that lack drugs, in villages that lack antimalarial bed nets, in houses that lack safe drinking water. They die namelessly, with-out public comment. Sadly, sad stories rarely get written.” –Jeffrey Sachs 

Continuing Education

  • Master’s in Health Journalism 
  • New York University’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP) 
  • Master’s in Medical & Science Journalism 

Career Possibilities

  • Health radio broadcaster 
  • Health magazine columnist 
  • Online health blogger 
  • Freelancer 
  • Health reporter 
Public Relations and Marketing 

Health firms desire employees specializing in public relations, communications, and marketing to successfully implement public health campaigns and health-related company initiatives.  

Continuing Education

  • Master’s in Health Communication
  • Master’s in Public Health Communication and Marketing

Career Possibilities

  • Marketing expert for a health firm
  • Health communications specialist 
  • Sales manager for healthcare products
  • Media trainer for healthcare corporations
  • Press secretary for health firm
Art, Theater, or Music 

Art, dance, theater and music have not only been successfully used as therapeutic tools to improve behavioral and mental health but also as mediums for teaching public health concepts in a more interactive and understandable format.  

Career Possibilities

  • Art or music therapist 
  • Health educator utilizing music, theater, or art 

Continuing Education

  • Master's in art therapy 
  • Master's in music therapy 
  • Master's in theater education 
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