A tough economy has many students seeing dark clouds on the horizon as they look forward to graduating into a tight employment market. A recent Boston Globe article discussed the drop in on-campus recruiting sessions and the challenges facing new grads.
Fortunately, not all sectors of the economy have been equally hard-hit, and healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotech companies continue to offer some good prospects. The Globe points out that opportunities in this sector aren’t limited to students with a science background:
- Political science majors are finding work in healthcare policy positions at think tanks, consulting firms, and within the government.
- Economics and business students are in demand at the larger hospitals and drug companies in management and financial roles.
- Sociology and psychology degrees open doors to counseling jobs at retirement and medical facilities.
- English majors with good writing skills can find work in corporate communications at pharmaceutical firms, insurance companies, and larger healthcare providers.
- Healthcare Information Technology is a steadily growing field taking job applicants from engineering, information sciences, and web analytics backgrounds.
- Pharmaceutical sales continues to be a reliable option with great long-term opportunities for liberal arts majors with strong interpersonal skills.
Posted: February 15th, 2009 | Author: Headhunter | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: careers, corporate communications, nonscientists | 1 Comment »