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Social Sciences Careers

Economics & Business 

Many organizations use socially responsible business models to improve population health through product development, healthcare administration and management, and sales.  

Continuing Education

  • Master’s in Health Economics 
  • Master’s in International Health Policy 
  • Master’s in Business Administration in Healthcare 
  • Master’s in Healthcare Management 

Career Possibilities

  • Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Product Developer
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Development Economist 
Government & Social Work 

Local, state, and federal government departments employ public health officials to develop targeted programs and policies to improve system-wide health outcomes. Social workers enhance a community’s quality of life by providing behavioral, mental, and emotional health interventions while also addressing social injustices and poverty. 

Career Possibilities

  • Social Worker 
  • Health Policy Analyst 
  • Diplomat 
  • Lobbyist for Health Initiative 
  • Health Department Researcher 
  • Healthcare Consultant 

Continuing Education

  • Master’s in Social Work
  • Master’s in Health Care Administration
  • Master’s in Health Policy and Administration
  • Master’s in Public Policy 
Law

“Law is an important public health tool that plays a critical role in reducing illness and premature death. Public health law examines the authority of the government at various jurisdictional levels to improve the health of the general population within societal limits and norms.” – CDC

Career Possibilities 

  • Bioethicist 
  • Medical lawyer 
  • Public health lawyer 

Continuing Education

  • Master’s in Bioethics 
  • JD with a health law concentration 
  • Dual JD/MPH 
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