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Health Communication Employers

Health communications is a growing field and has various opportunities for employment.  You may begin as a health communication “generalist,” doing soup-to-nuts communication planning for a nonprofit such as the American Heart Association. You might enter the corporate world in media relations for a biotech company. Or you might work as health communication specialist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You will have all that you need to be able to transition smoothly between for-profit and nonprofit organizations.  On many occasions graduate work may be required.

Health Communication Employers:
ABC News
Aids Action Committee of MA
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
American Public Health Association
Arnold Worldwide
Association of State and Territorial Officials
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention---CDC Health Comm. Jobs
Children's Hospital in Boston
CIGNA
CNN Jobs
Coalition for Health Communication Jobs
Communication Initiative Network-Great site.
Communications Jobs in the Federal Government-Great site
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Federal Government Job Search
Federal Jobs for Students-Main website
Federal Public Health Related Jobs
Genzyme Careers
Harvard School of Public Health
Health Communications Specialist Jobs in Montgomery County, MD
Health Dialog
Indian Health Services
Johnson & Johnson
JuJu Public Health Communication Jobs
March of Dimes
MD Health Care Commission
MD Hospital Jobs
MD State Jobs-All categories
MySpace Health Communication Jobs
National Association of Chronic Disease Disorders
National Institute of Health
Pfizer
Planned Parenthood Heath Systems
Policy Associates Studies Inc.
Porter Novelli-Large PR  firm
Public Relations Society of America-Health Academy
State Health Departments-Links to all state health agencies.
State and Local Government Jobs on the Net-Search for jobs by county and state.
US Department of  Health and Human Services
US Food and Drug Administration
World Health Organization


Examples of Career Paths:
Health communication directors
Marketing specialists
Campaign strategists
Health advocates
Communication experts needed in:
Hospitals
Research facilities
HMOs and insurers
Schools
Media outlets
Consulting and public relations firms
Pharmaceutical and biotech companies
Federal and state government
Non-profit organizations


Graduate Programs:
Center for Disease Control-Many links to programs
GradSchools.com
Coalition for Health Communications-Click on Graduate Programs


 SU Department Links: 
SU Department of Communication Art-Information about programs of study, courses, jobs and internships, faculty and related web sites.   

 

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