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Healthcare, Public Health, & Wellness Career Community

Of course you'll find medicine in this career community, but also public health, education, mental health, physical therapy, research, and outreach. You can be a medical researcher, or you could use your communication skills to engage with a community and improve health initiatives. In short, be an advocate for health, whatever your skills and interests. And become a strong ally to others.



  • Counselor/Therapist
  • Dentist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Medical Administrator
  • Medical Technician
  • Nonprofit Administrator
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Optometrist
  • Physician (all specialties)
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public Health Analyst
  • Public Health Educator
  • School Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Victim Advocate

Sample Work Settings

Hospitals, Surgery Centers, Private Practice, Medical Clinics, Nonprofit Organizations, Local Government, Community Health Organizations, In-Patient Clinics, Dental/Orthodontic Clinics, Mental Health Practices and Support Centers



  • Communications
  • Community Outreach
  • Development of Multicultural Competency
  • Educational & Mental Health Policy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Planning
  • Fundraising/Development
  • Grant Writing
  • Helping Skills
  • Leadership
  • Oral Communication
  • Organization
  • Supervision & Feedback

Internships Map

Select a marker on the map to learn about specific internships Willamette students have pursued.

Internships for Credit

Career Development can support students seeking academic credit for internships. In order to earn internship credit, students must be enrolled in our Internship for Academic credit course.

Fast Facts

Individualized career advising helps WU students achieve goals throughout their college careers.

  • of WU undergrads do at least one internship during their time at WU

    of graduates are either working or in graduate school 6 months after graduation

    of WU Grads go directly to graduate or professional programs

    One:One Career Advising appointments completed per year in Career Development

Alumni Highlight

Diana Seaders, PA-C, Atkinson Graduate School of Management '05

Job: Advanced practice provider (physician assistant) for Oregon Oncology Specialists (right across the street from the Willamette campus!)

Job Description: Diana was recently promoted to a ‘Lead Inpatient Advanced practice provider’ position. She helps care for patients with hematologic or oncologic issues in a hospital-based setting at Salem Health.

Diana Seaders

Advice for students at Willamette

“Don’t stop moving. Don’t stop learning. Put good things in your body and mind. Invest in good relationships/ friendships and take the time to maintain them”

Willamette University

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