Blog Series #1: What jobs can a Health Science major apply for?

What jobs can a Health Science major apply for? As a Health Science Major, sometimes it’s hard to understand what sort of entry level jobs you qualify for.  But not to worry!  I am here to help you gain a better understanding of some great entry level job titles you can apply for during your senior year, so you have a job waiting for you upon graduation!  A little background on my own career – I was a marketing major (at Mercy College, Go Mavs!), when someone asked me what I wanted to do when I graduated. I said “be a marketer, at a marketing agency, obviously.”  Little did I know, the multitude of opportunities out there that had no correlation to the name of my major, were the ones that I was actually qualified for.  Here is our first job title to breakdown: Medical Claims Examiner

  • You want to work in healthcare, but not in a direct patient care role.
  • You enjoy helping people, and providing excellent customer service.
  • You’re a great problem solver, communicator, and are detail oriented.
  • What you’ll do: Serve medical insurance customers by determining insurance coverage, examining and resolving medical claims, providing excellent customer service, and ensuring legal compliance.
  • Who hires Medical Claims Examiners? For the most part, health insurance organizations hire Medical Claims Examiners.

Click here for further details on what a Medical Claims Examiner does.  Most of these positions require a Bachelor’s degree.  Stay tuned to this blog series for more entry level job title breakdowns to help simplify careers for Health Science majors!

By Sara Shepherd
Sara Shepherd Employer Relationship Manager, Career and Professional Development Sara Shepherd