Health Professions, Public Health, & Life Sciences

Health Professions, Public Health, & Life Sciences

Welcome to Career Education’s Health Professions, Public Health, and Life Sciences Career Community page. Wellesley students and alumnae drawn to this Career Community come from a variety of personal and academic backgrounds. Members of this community have a wide range of career interests that include caring for those who are ill, safety and health concerns of general populations, and the use of knowledge of science to make the world a better place. 

As you read our website and meet with our advisors, you’ll learn how to:
• EXPLORE various careers through courses, experiences, and networking
• PREPARE for jobs, volunteer experiences, or graduate coursework
• APPLY to programs, jobs, and schools that will move you along your path

This page includes resources, stories, and events across all three areas of our Career Community: Health Professions, Public Health, and Life Sciences. You can also visit our subpages on Health Professions or Public Health & Life Sciences for content further tailored to these areas.

We encourage you to meet with our health professions advisors to get support and resources as you continue on your career path. We look forward to working with you!



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Update your Career Interests in Handshake to sign up for Health Profession newsletters from Cindy and/or Public Health & Life Science newsletters from Ama! You'll learn about events, discover opportunities, hear alumnae stories, and more.

Health Professions, Public Health, Life Science
Office hours 

Appointments can be scheduled in Handshake for Mon–Fri.


Contact Details

Ama Agumeh

Cindy Seltzer 

Megan Burns
Tel 781-283-3150

Top Job Functions

Class of 2018 Top Job Functions in the Health, Public Health, and Life Sciences Community
Healthcare Services
Lab Work / Science
Engineering — Web / Software
What they studied Where they work or attend medical/dental school What they do
American Studies Mount Sinai Hospital Clinical Research
Neuroscience & Psychology Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare Clinical Research Assistant
Sociology & Jewish Studies University of Toledo College of Medicine Medical Student
Biological Sciences Broad Institute Research Technician
Biochemistry Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston Technician and Scribe
Neuroscience Boston Children's Hospital Biostatistician
Biological Sciences Emory Medical School Medical Student
Neuroscience & Political Science Beyond Conflict Research Assistant
Middle Eastern Studies & Psychology Doctors Worldwide Program Associate
Biological Sciences CVS Health Digital Health Analyst
Biochemistry Medical College of Wisconsin Medical Student
Economics Public Health Foundation of India Research Scholar
History Massachusetts General Hospital Research Assistant
Biological Sciences Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Research Technician
Biochemistry Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall Medical Student
Economics Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Coordinator
History Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Research Assistant
Biological Sciences University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Assistant
Chemistry University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine Dental Student
Neuroscience Triage Consulting Group Associate Consultant
Biological Sciences Brigham and Women's Hospital Medical Scribe
Psychology Rochester Geriatric Oncology Lab Researcher
Biochemistry Texas-Southwestern Medical School Medical Student
Neuroscience Mayo Clinic Psychometrist
Anthropology Columbia University Medical Center Program Coordinator, Clinical Research & Administration
Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences Vanderbilt University Medical Center Research Assistant
Mathematics Speech Therapy Center Research Assistant
English Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Clinical Research Assistant
Biological Sciences Action for Children and Teens in Oral Health Need ACTION Clinic Volunteer
Neuroscience Bright Research Partners Clinical Research Consultant
* Highlighted outcomes from 2018 graduates

Self-Assessment (Applying to Health Profession Schools)

Cindy Seltzer, Ed.D., MBA

Your first step in the application process is a thoughtful reflection on your readiness to apply. This resource contains the self-assessment planning document, questions to ask yourself as you consider applying, and information about competencies valued in the admissions process.

Learn About Careers in Life Sciences

Ama Agumeh

A career in the life sciences can include a broad range of companies, organizations, and foundations concerned with the study of living organisms, including biological sciences, botany, zoology, microbiology, physiology, biochemistry, and a number of related subjects. Employers may include biotechnology & pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, healthcare organizations, foundations, and federal agencies. Most of the information on this page concerns non-patient facing options but there are opportunities to create career paths that merge patient and non-patient settings.

“Whenever I felt overwhelmed as a premedical student at Wellesley, I would remind myself of what I was working towards: the privilege of caring for and supporting patients through one of the most challenging experiences of their life.”

“Every day I'm made aware of what a privilege it is to have a role in the care of a patient, and that as part of the next generation of physicians, I am expected to continue to improve patient care.”

Next Steps: managing acceptances, and what to do if you are not accepted to health profession schools

Cindy Seltzer, Ed.D., MBA

Health profession schools have varying timelines for notifying applicants about acceptances. Learn about managing applications, as well as what to do if you are not accepted.