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Health Studies Program
Sarah M. Mathis
Program Director
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Career Paths

According to Public Health Online, graduates with a heath studies degree can work in a broad range of occupations and specializations, including community health, health marketing, pharmaceuticals, government affairs and public health.

In California, employment in health studies related occupations is expected to grow by 18 5 percent through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations in the state (10.7%). Similar growth patterns in health studies related employment are projected at the regional (18.5%) and national levels (15%).

The largest volume of related jobs in California are for medical and health services managers (43,400) job openings expected by 2026.

Due to the high projected growth of health managers and public relations specialists, graduates with a health communication or health business specialization should find abundant employment opportunities.

Success After Pacific

Examples of Pacific graduates already working in non-clinical areas of the health field include:

carrie balthropCarrie Balthrop '16
Senior health education specialist, Contra Costa County
Carrie focuses on tobacco policy education compliance.

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kelsey belomyKelsey Belomy '14
Technical communicator, Blue Shield
Kelsey updates and edits technical documents for the health plan.

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