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

Managers in health care

  • Chief of medical staff
  • Chief of operating area
  • Director, medical clinic
  • Director of professional services – medical services

Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Clinical trials 
  • co-ordinator
  • Consultant, health care
  • Health care researcher
  • Research analyst, health policy

Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration

  • Assistant chief health inspector – government services
  • Health strategies manager – government services
  • Public health director

Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

  • Epidemiologist (except physician and veterinarian)
  • Environmental epidemiologist

Senior government managers and officials

  • Health commissioner

Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership organizations

  • Executive director, health services institution
  • Medical vice-president – health services
  • President, health care association

University professors and lecturers

  • Department head
  • Lecturer
  • Professor
  • Visiting scholar

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.

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.

  • Alliance canadienne de médecine alternative - ACMA
  • Association des jeunes médecins du Québec - AJMQ
  • Association des médecins de langue française du Canada - AMLFC
  • Association des médecins d'urgence du Québec - AMUQ
  • Association of Ontario Health Centres - AOHC
  • Canadian Association for Medical Education 
  • Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians - CAEP
  • Canadian Federation of Medical Students - CFMS
  • Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centres
  • Canadian Association of Pathologists - CAP
  • Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Canadian Pediatric Society
  • Canadian Public Health Association - CPHA
  • Catholic Health Association of Canada
  • Children's Mental Health Ontario
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario - CPSO
  • Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec - FMSQ
  • Ontario Association of Pathologists - OAP
  • Society of Rural Physicians of Canada
  • The College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Medical Writers Association - AMWA
  • Association for Medical Education in Europe
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • World Anti-Doping Agency
  • World Health Organization - WHO
  • World Medical Association - WMA

Date modified: 2023-09-11