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Health Sciences Careers

  1. Selected Web Resources
  2. Job Listings
  3. Suggested Industry Codes
  4. Resume Examples
  5. Books

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Selected Web Resources

Job Listings & More

  • NursingJobs.org– WWW
    A huge resource for nurses looking for jobs, with thousands of job postings, a resume posting service and a forum to get an inside scoop on the field.
  • Nurse.com– WWW
    Another massive site which provides access to thousands of nursing job postings as well as general career resources to learn about every aspect of the field.
  • Nutrition Jobs — WWW
    Look for jobs in every area of nutrition and get some extra help on your job search.
  • Dietician Central — WWW
    Great site for jobs as well as educational opportunities & other current resources on the field.
  • Center for Disease Control – WWW
    The CDC is one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the United States and the world. Check out their jobs and career resources in a number of different areas of Public Health.
  • Public Health Jobs — WWW
    Browse through hundreds of jobs in all areas of the Public Health field.
  • Vet.com– WWW
    A site that provides a very comprehensive list of links to several veterinary medicine job sites. Note: some of the links provided are broken or those sites no longer exist.

Resume Examples

Public Health

Health Services Administration

  • ResumeMyCareer.com: Though the formatting is not the best in this sample, it provides a lot of good example of what details to include in your resume.
  • Strayer University: Provides examples for several different majors including health services administration. You can download the resume as a word document as well.
  • CanDoCareer.com: Very detailed example of a resume for health sciences administration.

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant

  • ThePALife.com: A good, detailed resume sample, though you have to "like" the site in order to download the whole sample, since it’s two pages.
  • Slideshare.net: A solid example of a physician assistant resume format. However, it does not provide much detailed information as an example of what to include in the resume.

General Health Science (for Undergraduates)

  • University of California- Davis: A collection of 4 resume samples, the first 3 of which are health sciences-related.
  • DocStoc.com: Solid example of a health sciences resume with good details.
  • Marquette University: Provides lists of action word statements that could be included on a resume for different health sciences disciplines, including physician assisstant & physical therapy. Does not actually provide a resume sample though.
  • St. Mary’s College of California, Moraga: Another solid example of a pre-physical therapy resume.
  • AdmissionsHelpers.com: Provides great examples of what topics to include and how to organize it, but does not provide much detail.
  • University of Missouri: Set of resume samples, one of which (page 6) is a pre-med resume.

Suggested Industry Codes

Use one of our company directories or library databases such as D&B Million Dollar Database to generate a list of potential employers.  Specify your location criteria and your industry criteria.  Try one of the suggested industry codes below to specify your industry of choice.  You can also search for additional SIC and NAICS codes.

Looking for other industry codes?  Check out the Biomedical Engineering or Psychology guides.

 SIC CodesNAICS Codes
  1. 80490500- Nurses and other medical assistants
  2. 80490502- Nurses, registered and practical
  3. 80829902- Visiting nurse service
  4. 87419907- Nursing and personal care facility management
  1. 622110- General Medical & Surgical Hospitals
  2. 623110- Nursing Care Facilities
  1. 83220800- Substance abuse counseling
  2. 83220801- Alcoholism counseling, nontreatment
  3. 83220802- Drug abuse counselor, nontreatment
  4. 80939902- Mental health clinic, outpatient
  1. 622210- Psychiatric & Substance Abuse Hospitals
  2. 621420- Outpatient Mental Health & Substance Abuse Centers
Public Health
  1. 94310400- Administration of public health programs, level of government
  2. 94319901- Cancer detection program administration, government
  3. 94319903- Child health program administration, government
  4. 94319904- Communicable disease program administration, government
  5. 94319905- Environmental health program administration, government
  6. 94319906- Health statistics center, government
  7. 94319907- Immunization program administration, government
  8. 94319908- Mental health agency administration, government
  9. 94319910- Public health agency administration, government
  1. 92312- Administration Of Public Health Programs
  2. 923120- Administration Of Public Health Programs
Veterinary Medicine
  1. 0741- Veterinary livestock Services
  2. 07419901- Animal hospital services, livestock
  3. 07419902- Veterinarian, livestock
  4. 0742- Veterinary Animal Specialties
  5. 07429901- Animal hospital services, pets and other animal specialties
  6. 07429902- Veterinarian, animal specialties
  1. 54194- Veterinary Services


Make sure to check out the Hahnemann Career Collection for even more resources on Health Science Careers!

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