Healthcare and Wellness IconHealthcare 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 physicla 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
  • Dietitics
  • 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:

Employee Position AvailableRichard Fajardo, MBA, MA (he/him/his)

Career Coach
(614) 688-2847

Richard has earned degrees in business administration and clinical mental health counseling and worked at six colleges and universities across the state prior to becoming a Buckeye. He enjoys talking with students about their experiences, interests, passions, and skills, connecting them with other professionals and opportunities, and helping them make decisions that will enrich the opportunities throughout their professional journey.  

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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. Value of Volunteering
  4. Conducting an Informational Interview
  5. Who are your Recommenders?
  6. Resources for Entrepreneurs
  7. Short Term Post Grad Job Opportunities

Helpful Links for members of this Career Community

Healthcare and Wellness

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

Explore Health Careers (I J)
Online job board for health science jobs.

Ohio Department of Health (I J)
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 (J)
Search for positions in the healthcare industry by title and location; research schools and read healthcare related articles.

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

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

Ohio Health (J)
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 (J S)
Search for jobs or volunteer opportunities for current students or graduates at the largest 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 (S)
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. (J)
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 Hope Brinkmeier is your point of contact. Hope 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.

Hope Brinkmeier, Assistant Director of Industry RelationsHope Brinkmeier, MBA, MEd

Assistant Director, Industry Connections
(614) 688-4262

Hope Brinkmeier joined Career Success in 2020 as an assistant director of Industry Connections. Hope brings a deep knowledge of career services, having served in career guidance roles for the past 15 years, and working in a variety of industries and consulting before coming to Career Success.  An alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences, Hope went on to receive her MBA from Texas Tech, and is currently pursuing her PhD at Ohio University.