Career Community: Healthcare and Wellness

Career Community icon: Healthcare and Wellness

Healthcare and Wellness

Healthcare and Wellness is a career community focused on the science of healing and the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and other physical and mental impairments in humans. It is the largest industry in the United States, employing more than 18 million people.


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Personal or general interests that indicate this community might be a good fit:
Science, problem solving, exercise, helping others, meditation, supporting the physical and mental health needs of others, mentoring, showing empathy, patient care, volunteering, biology.

Industries in which
you might seek employment
after graduation:


Careers you might consider
after graduation:

  • Medical School
  • Social Work
  • Biotechnology
  • Community Health
  • Education
  • Dietetics
  • Personal Training
  • Sports Medicine
  • Home Care
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Worker
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Addiction Counselor
  • Camp Counselor
  • Community Health Advocate
  • Health Educator
  • Dietitian
  • Personal Trainer
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Recreation Facility Director
  • Research Assistant
  • Home Care Worker
  • Entrepreneur
  • Researcher


Meet Your Career Coach:

Michelle Norris

Michelle Norris, MA, MEd, LPC

Career Coach

Michelle joined the Center for Career and Professional Success in June of 2023.  She holds both a BA and MA in Political Science, from John Carroll University and Western Illinois University respectively.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio, having earned an MEd in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ohio University, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Counselor Education at Ohio State, with research interests in career longevity and the Future of Work.  Michelle has a passion for career counseling and coaching in the higher educational realm, having worked in the past with students at University of Pittsburgh and Marietta College.  She is eager to intentionally and reflectively engage with students at Ohio State, as they explore their career possibilities and strive to meet their professional aspirations and goals.



Jobs and Internships for members of this Career Community

Guides and tip sheets you'll find useful:

  1. Scientific Competencies Resume
  2. Resume or CV?
  3. Conducting an Informational Interview
  4. Who are your Recommenders?
  5. Resources for Entrepreneurs
  6. Short Term Post Grad Job Opportunities

Helpful Links for members of this Career Community

Healthcare and Wellness

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
Site offers full-time, internship, and international opportunities.

Explore Health Careers 
Online job board for health science jobs.

Ohio Department of Health
Site offers job posting and access to a detailed overview of the divisions and offices of the ODH. Helpful for students exploring careers and seeking greater knowledge of the Public Health field.

Healthcare Jobsite
Search for positions in the healthcare industry by title and location; research schools and read healthcare related articles.

American Psychological Association Research Opportunities 
American Psychological Association (APA) offers seasonal and summer research opportunities for undergraduates at various universities and institutions.

Wellness Jobs 
Explore different careers and job postings nationwide within the Health and Wellness field.

Ohio Health 
Resource of job opportunities within central Ohio. Career opportunities include the following fields: clinical/non-clinical services, research and analytics, patient care and medical practice.

Wexner Medical Center 
Search for jobs or volunteer opportunities for current students or graduates at the Midwest’s highest-ranked hospital for safety and patient care. Career opportunities include the following fields: clinical/ non-clinical services, research and analytics, patient care and medical practice.

HandsOn Central Ohio 
This organization holds an abundance of valuable, local volunteer opportunities to take action and make an impact in Franklin County. Those interested in healthcare and wellness are encouraged to seek out opportunities that will allow them to broaden skills working with patient groups (e.g., elderly, differently abled) related to their career interests. 
Features career prospects, financial aid and education and training resources for students consider pursuing a variety of medical degrees.

Industry Connections for Healthcare and Wellness

If you're an employer that is interested in recruiting from this population of students at The Ohio State University, we've made it easy for you! Assistant Director of Industry Connections Aaron Klein is your point of contact. Aaron can help you explore our Career Fairs and Expos, our signature programs, and develop a recruiting strategy to hire from the high-caliber and diverse population of students and recent alumni.

Director of Industry Connections, Scott Kustis (headshot)

Scott Kustis, MBA (he/him/his)

Director of Industry Connections
(614) 292-6961

Scott joined the Center for Career and Professional Success in October 2005 as a career prep advisor, and eventually moving into an assistant director role. In this role, Scott advised students on ways to build their resumes and professional competencies. He also coordinated the annual Ohio State Spring Career Fair, and served as the manager for employer relations.

In August 2018, Scott was appointed to the newly established role of Director of Industry Connections. In this role, Scott leads his team as they build relationships with businesses and brands interested in hiring high caliber and diverse talent, ready to help organizations tackle their 21st century challenges.