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Health Communication is an attractive degree option for health professionals seeking advanced credentials, or people wanting to enter a health-related profession.

Although Health Communication is a relatively new job area, several positions are likely for HCOM graduates based on recent employment of the Department of Communication's undergraduate and graduate students in Health Communication. These include positions in healthcare organizations and public health arenas:

  • Communication consultant for healthcare providers
  • Director of operations
  • Healthcare public relations and marketing
  • Health internet website designer
  • Healthcare human resource manager
  • Nonprofit organization and social services management
  • Patient and family advocate
  • Patient educator
  • Pharmaceutical salesperson
  • Public health campaign designer and evaluator
  • Healthcare training specialist

The following is a sample of organizations that have recently employed the Department of Communication undergraduate and graduate alumni in health communication or health-related positions:

  • BearingPoint Management and Technology Consultants
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Cardinal Health
  • Carle Hospital
  • Carle Physician Group
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Coviden
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • EngagementHealth
  • GE Healthcare
  • Johnson & Johnson Co
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Maxim Healthcare
  • MedImpact
  • Merck Pharmaceuticals
  • National Children's Study
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Northwestern University Medical Center
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Provena Covenent Medical Center
  • St. Jude Midwest Affiliate--Illinois Children's Hopsital
  • State Farm Insurance
  • University of Chicago Medical Center
  • US Bioscience
  • US Surgical
  • Walgreen's
  • Wilmington Health
  • Graduate programs in health fields (e.g., optometry, nursing, chiropractic medicine, physician's assistant)