Career Paths

The health care field is enjoying an explosion of career opportunities, with an overall job growth of 29% predicted in the next decade for all health service professions (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).  

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook   includes information on a variety of health care related fields.  The handbook gives specific information related to median pay expected, education needed, the number of jobs, and growth outlook.

Professional Organizations and

Job Search Databases 

There are a number of online resources available to assist in the search for employment after graduation. Below is a list of useful websites to get started. This list also provides students information about groups and organizations related to the practice, community and profession.


Government Agencies

• Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality http://www.ahrq.gov/
• Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/
• Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition a division of the Food and Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofFoods/CFSAN/default.htm
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/
• Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services www.cms.gov/
• Department of Health & Human Services www.hhs.gov/
• Department of Veteran’s Affairs www.va.gov/
• Food and Drug Administration (FDA) www.fda.gov/
• Indian Health Service www.ihs.gov/
• KDHE Public Health http://www.kdheks.gov/health/
• National AIDS Policy http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/onap/
• President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition http://www.fitness.gov/
• TRICARE Management http://www.tricare.mil/


Professional Organizations

• American College of Health Care Administrators www.acha.org
• American College of Health Care Executives www.ache.org
• American Holistic Health Association www.ahha.org
• American Public Health Association  http://www.apha.org/
• Association of Schools of Public Health www.asph.org
• Association of University Programs in Health Administration www.aupha.org
• Health & Science Communications Association www.hesca.net
• Healthcare Financial Management Association www.hfma.org
• Kansas Public Health Association  http://www.kpha.us/
• K-State Research and Extension http://ksre.ksu.edu/
• National Environmental Health Association www.neha.org
• Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior www.sne.org


Job Postings

State of Kansas Jobs
K-State Research and Extension Jobs 
Federal Jobs
American College of Health Care Administrators Jobs
American College of Health Care Executives Jobs
Health & Sciences Communications Association Jobs
National Environmental Health Association Jobs 
Healthcare Financial Management Association Jobs
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Jobs
Association of Schools of Public Health Fellowship Jobs