Potential occupations

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves. By targeting a profession, it can make decisions easier during your schooling, throughout your job search and, finally, when choosing among job offers. The choices can change over time based on academic, personal, and professional paths and on the knowledge of occupations and of the labour market.

In order to list your choices, visit the Job Bank Canada website and, using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, view job postings, wages, employment prospects and other important information that can help you make a decision. If need be, additional and complementary information can be found via two online career exploration tools (Careercruising and Choices Planner)* also designed to facilitate your career advancement. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification.

Occupations related to this program

Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Consultant, health care
  • Health and social services liaison officer
  • Health care planning consultant
  • Health care researcher
  • Health educator
  • Health promotion program officer

Social and community service workers

  • Life skills instructor
  • Meals-on-wheels worker
  • Rehabilitation officer
  • Social services worker

Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety

  • Industrial health officer
  • Quarantine officer
  • Occupational health officer
  • Occupational health inspector

Professional occupations in business management consulting

  • Health information
  • Management consultant


  • Physiotherapists

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • Speech-language clinician.

Occupational therapists

  • Occupational therapists
  • Specialist, clinical occupational therapy

Government managers health and social policy development and program administration

  • Health and welfare program manager
  • Heath programs assistant director
  • Health promotion chief
  • Health services director

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

  • Discussion group leader post-secondary teaching assistance
  • Laboratory assistant, university
  • Laboratory supervisor post-secondary teaching assistant
  • Post-secondary research assistant
  • Post-secondary teaching assistant
  • Tutor post-secondary teaching assistant


  • Chiropractic doctor
  • Chiropractor

Other professional occupations in diagnosing and treating

  • Naturopath
  • Chiropodist
  • Orthoptist
  • Osteopath
  • Podiatrist

Volunteer opportunities

In addition to providing an opportunity to apply theories and knowledge learned during your university studies outside the classroom, in real world situations, volunteering is a way to help the community and its many organizations. The Community Service Learning also allows students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study.

Potential employers

The following examples of employers can offer internships or employment opportunities related to students program of studies. The examples are presented according to geographic location: Ottawa and Gatineau, Ontario, Quebec and other provinces.

  • Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • CMA
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Montfort Hospital
  • Ottawa Community Care Access Centre
  • Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation
  • Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
  • University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Equitable Life of Canada
  • Extendicare
  • Health Canada
  • Human Resources and Social Development Canada
  • LMC Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Public Health Ontario
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  • St. Michael's Hospital
  • Trillium Health Centre
  • Winchester District Memorial Hospital
  • Agence de la santé et des services sociaux du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Montreal Children's Hospital
  • Montreal General Hospital
  • Alberta Health Services
  • BC Patient Transfer Network
  • Health Canada
  • Saskatoon Health Region

Professional organizations

Examples of professional organizations, presented by location, provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities.

  • Aboriginal Human Resource Council - AHRC
  • Association of Canadian Ergonomists
  • Canadian Athletic Therapist Association
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Canadian National Institute of Health
  • Canadian Public Health Association
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • Canadian Society for International Health
  • Canadian Sports and Recreation Associations
  • Fédération des éducateurs et éducatrices physiques enseignants du Québec - FÉÉPEQ
  • Institute for Work and Health - Ontario
  • Health Canada
  • Health Sciences Association of Alberta - HSAA
  • Health Sciences Association of British Columbia - HSABC
  • Ontario Community Support Association - OCSA
  • Ontario Physical and Health Education Association
  • Physical and Health Education Canada
  • Special Olympics Canada
  • Therapeutic Recreation Ontario
  • The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
  • YMCA