Career Exploration and Development

Medical, Global Health and STEM

The analytic skills and interdisciplinary understanding of health you’ve developed at Oberlin combined with the Obie passion for making a positive impact position you well to pursue medical, public health, and global health careers.

A in a white sweater adjusts an EEG cap on a student, who is seated in an office chair in front of a computer keyboard. The cap is off-white with pink and yellow nodes and wires coming out of it.
Electroencephalogram is used in a variety of ways in the cognitive sciences to examine the structures and processes that underlie a creature’s ability to think and reason. Here a student adjusts an EEG cap before conducting an assessment.
Photo credit: Jennifer Manna

Possible Paths

Some of the many possible opportunities within this sector are:


  • Physician
  • Nurse
  • Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Dentist 
  • Veterinarian
  • Midwife
  • Physician Assistant
  • Optometrist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Licensed counselor

Public Health

  • Health educator
  • Community health worker
  • Occupational health and safety specialist
  • Public health nurse
  • Public health analyst
  • Emergency management specialist 
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health researcher
  • Medical social worker

Global Health

  • Field consultant
  • Program evaluator
  • Refugee health organizations
  • International, governmental or non-governmental health organizations
  • Organization development specialist 
  • Disaster relief specialist
  • Policy analyst
  • Aid worker
  • Pharmaceutical sales and marketing
  • Epidemiologist
  • Research design, administration, and grants management

The following resources provide a variety of job search databases related to medical, public, and global health careers.

Connect with alumni through Wisr, Oberlin's student-alumni networking platform. Join the Career Community for Medical, Public, and Global Health Professions to engage with members from all over the world in various medicine-related fields.

Medical, Global Health and STEM Jobs & Internships

Below is a sampling of jobs and internships currently posted for Obies. Log in to Handshake to explore all of the available opportunities.

Science Resources

Below are some of the resources we recommend for funding medicine-related scientific projects and finding new opportunities, including technical laboratory positions.