Career Opportunities for HSM Majors
Chicagoland provides extensive career and internship opportunities because it is home to two global health-care/pharmaceutical companies, five academic medical centers, two of the nation’s largest health systems, health-care equipment manufacturers, software companies, numerous community-based health-care systems, large physician group practices, long-term care facilities, assisted-living and home-care services.
Large insurance companies and health-care associations, such as the American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association, are also located in Chicago.
After graduation, students will find positions in settings such as health-care manufacturing, pharmaceutical companies, health-care service companies, associations, purchasing organizations, consulting firms and insurance companies, as well as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and other providers.
Typical positions include project management, marketing, public relations, finance, operations, human-resource management, program management and quality assurance. In addition, students who complete this program have solid preparation for further education at the graduate level. Loyola’s Career Center offers frequent job fairs with on-campus recruiting, job listing sites, resume workshops and Website space for student resumes.
Some students in the major are preparing to enter professional schools, such as law, medicine and business, or graduate programs in ethics, pastoral studies and other fields.