Careers in Global Health

It is increasingly recognized that the best health professionals will have interdisciplinary perspectives, social and cultural acuity (such as in cross-cultural settings) and team-oriented skills. 

The Global Health Program's unique research, writing, and field experience opportunities make both the BA and Minor excellent preparation for advanced training in health professions including; medicine, psychiatry, dentistry, nursing, public health, and pharmacy, as well as graduate training toward the Ph.D. and research or teaching careers in health sciences, medical social sciences, health policy and health law, environmental studies, or medical humanities.  

Students may find employment with international health agencies, government agencies and departments of health, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) concerned with health issues, and private business or industry.

Global Health Pre-Med Resources

Are you a Pre-Med Student? Students pursuing their B.A. in Global Health will be able to fulfill their major requirements, as well as their pre-health prerequisites, in the four years it takes to complete the degree with proper planning.


Career Services Advising

Schedule a Meeting with Career Services for Career Advising

The Career Services Center strives to help UC San Diego students determine and fulfill their career goals. Throughout your academic career, they are here to help you learn about yourself, develop skills and identify resources to pursue your professional and academic objectives.

Individual Advising - Get career advice and information on topics such as:

  • Choosing or changing your major
  • Planning your job search
  • Finding a job or internship
  • Interviewing & negotiation
  • Utilizing self-assessment tools
  • Deciding on a career
  • Networking effectively
  • Changing career direction
  • Making the most of a job fair
  • Applying to professional & graduate school

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Post-Graduation/ Gap Year Resources

Health Related Fellowships:

Career Resources

When looking for a career in Global Health....


Searching for Job Resources:

Start by thinking about organizations that you are interested in working with and bookmark their career posting pages. Some examples are:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

The CDC has employment opportunities for those not in a science-related field. See the Recruitment page to see what openings are available.

Some jobs may require additional education beyond your undergraduate degree

Graduate Education in Global Health Resources