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Summer Symposium Series: Health Sciences Career Resources

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Careers in Health Sciences (National Cancer Institute, Unsplash)

Working at laptop with stethoscope on desk

Careers in Health Sciences (National Cancer Institute, Unsplash)

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A career in the health sciences would let you help people directly in a very 'hands-on' way!

If you see your future self helping people by working on their health and well-being, then the health sciences may be for you! Health sciences is more than just becoming a doctor, although that is definitely one outcome. There is an amazing range of potential careers that an education in health sciences unlocks! Explore the lesson below to get started, and then browse some of the careers of the amazing people listed below.

Where To Start:

Diverse group of healthcare workers

So you’re interested in a career in healthcare?


Students will explore the many career pathways associated with a career in healthcare.



Below are just some of the many potential career choices you can make with an interest in health sciences! 

Further Resources:

Interested in what you've seen so far? Explore some of these backgrounders and lessons on topics in the health sciences. You may uncover a passion you never knew you had!


Introduction to Viruses


Learn about the basics of viruses.

Scientist looking through a microscope

Where Do New Medicines Come From?


Learn how new medicines are developed and tested in Canada.

dental x-ray

Radiography & X-ray Imaging


Learn about radiography and x-rays as a form of medical imaging technology.

Icon showing a syringe on a shield

Herd Immunity: How Vaccines Protect the Most Vulnerable


What is herd immunity and how does it protect some of the most vulnerable people in our communities?

Wondering what else might be out there in terms of careers? Explore these career-planning activities and discover your future today!

Students visualizing in class

Visualizing Your Career


Using the process of visualization, students will start to identify preferred aspects of their ideal career.

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Find a Career You Love


Students complete a matching activity to explore how interests and education relate to careers.

Career sector representatives

Exploring Career Sectors and Skills


Students will explore STEM career sectors and the skills required for a variety of STEM careers.

Tip of the career iceberg

Tip of the Career Iceberg


Students will explore the breadth of career opportunities through brainstorming, research and graphic organizers.