Healthcare & Wellness

Meet current and aspiring caregivers, administrators, wellness advocates, and frontline workers who use medical and therapeutic interventions to keep us healthy.

Suffolk radiation therapy students demo equipment at Mass. General Hospital.

Explore the most important questions about our health and wellbeing. A career in healthcare and wellness can take you anywhere from clinics and classrooms to research laboratories and corporate boardrooms. This Career Community launches you into work that improves and saves lives. 
 
It’s ideal for anyone interested in radiation science, medical dosimetry, biology and physiology, healthcare administration, psychology, and mental health counseling. 

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Tina Finnegan

Tina Finnegan

Associate Director, Career Communities
Healthcare & Wellness

Email Tina Finnegan, M.Ed.

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Each Career Community is purposefully designed to introduce you to the influential employers who can help you define and find a purposeful career path. When you participate in one or more of the Career Communities, you’ll collaborate with faculty, staff, alumni, and employers and enjoy access to industry-specific job shadowing, networking events, speakers, panels, mentoring, and other opportunities.

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Are you an employer looking to get involved with this Career Community? Email us or find more information here.

 

Further Information For This Career Community

  • Clinical or Office Coordinator or Administrator
  • Healthcare or Hospital Administrator
  • Medical Claims or Billing Specialist
  • Medical or Health Services Manager
  • Medical Records Director or Technician
  • Health Facilities Surveyor
  • Medical Technologist or Transcriptionist
  • Nursing Home or Services Director or Administrator
  • Home Health Nurse or Aide
  • Hospice Aide
  • Patient Access Supervisor
  • Pharmaceutical or Medical Sales Representative
  • Pharmacist
  • General Dentist or Dental Specialist
  • Dental Hygienist or Assistant
  • General Physician or Medical Specialist 
  • Physical or Medical Assistant
  • General or Specialty Counselor
  • Nurse or Nurse Manager, Educator, Consultant, Informatics Analyst, Assistant, or Aide
  • Audiologist
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Occupational Therapist or Health and Safety Specialist
  • Physical Therapist or Assistant
  • Radiation Therapist or Medical Dosimetrist
  • Physician Aide or Assistant
  • Respiration (Inhalation) Therapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Massage Therapist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Health Educator
  • Nutritionist or Dietician
  • Optician
  • Paramedic
  • Microbiologist
  • Veterinarian or Veterinary Assistant or Technologist
  • Clinical Research Associate or Coordinator

  • Communication
  • Empathy
  • Precision
  • Critical thinking
  • Strategic decision making
  • Time management
  • Reliability
  • Ethics
  • Adaptability
  • Initiative
  • Stamina
  • Self-care
  • Multicultural perspective
  • Awareness of field-based topics and terminology

  • Resumes should range from 1-2 pages for graduate school applications and/or job opportunities, focusing on shadowing or internships in clinical or general healthcare settings and community outreach or leadership roles. Some program applications may even require a certain number of “Observation Hours” be included with descriptions.
  • Curriculum vitae may range from 4-10 pages for academic positions (faculty or leadership) and/or research fields, focusing on publications, research, and teaching.
  • Cover letters or statements of intent should focus on the key experiences and skills you have had in healthcare as well as how you plan to learn from and give back to the community you aspire to join. Always be specific and keep your audience in mind!

Check out our resume and cover letter guide for tips and samples to get started. For additional assistance, please schedule an appointment with Tina Finnegan or visit Quinncia, an AI-powered mock interview and resume review platform.

  • Prepare to reflect on multiple clinical or community health sites you have shadowed, interned, or worked at (even if for a day!)
  • Discuss community and leadership roles you have held and how they equip you with key skills for healthcare
  • Identify different roles you may have held or observed at various sites and how you relate them to your strengths
  • Note 3-5 specific experiences you had or observed with patients or families for any “tell me about a time when…” questions
  • Use the S-T-A-R method to review what happened and what you learned from the nuances of care in different situations
  • Highlight relevant field technology experience or exposure (radiography, patient management software, etc.)
  • Acknowledge key certifications (CPR, etc.) or licenses you hold or will hold for the role
  • Familiarize yourself with Multiple-Mini-Interview approaches for certain graduate or doctoral applications

Check out our page on Interviewing Skills. For additional assistance, please schedule an appointment with Tina Finnegan or visit Quinncia, an AI-powered mock interview and resume review platform.

  • Cancer Awareness Club
  • Health Careers Club
  • Healthy Minds Alliance
  • Public Health and Nutrition Club
  • American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Tri Beta Biological Honors Society
“I am very excited for the opportunities a Career Community specific to Healthcare and Wellness will bring to our Suffolk students with this focus! I feel this model will provide crafted, relevant content that will enhance a student’s ability to be on a path for job readiness and career success from day one through graduation!”
Jessica Mak, MS '13 Suffolk University Radiation Science & Therapy Program Director