Global Health

Have you always wanted to help improve the health and wellbeing of people around the world? Have recent global health topics such as international food shortages, health equity, crises in supplying medicine or even infectious outbreaks such as Ebola convinced you that this is the professional and life direction you wish to take? The first-of-its-kind program in Canada, the Global Health degree combines core courses such as determinants of health (e.g. poverty), global health policy, health and human rights, research methods, planning, governance and leadership, while giving students the opportunity to specialize in such areas as Global Health Policy, Management & Systems, Global Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, Global E-Health, and Global Health and the Environment.

Career Options in Global Health

Below is a sample list of some future choices to explore following studies in Global Health. This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of the potential careers a Global Health degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Global Health than others.

  • Activist
  • Biotechnician
  • Community Development Worker
  • Community Health Manager
  • Cytologist
  • Diplomat
  • Entrepreneur
  • Foreign Service Worker
  • Geneticist
  • Health Educator
  • Health Systems Planner
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Immunologist
  • Industrial Relations Consultant
  • Information Specialist
  • International Aid Director
  • International Development Worker
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Media Correspondent
  • Medical Writer
  • Non-Profit Organization Director
  • Nurse
  • Parasitologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Professor
  • Public Policy Analyst/Strategist
  • Researcher
  • Systems Integration Specialist
  • Toxicologist
  • UN Representative

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.