A growing field with abundant career options.
Virtually all of our students find employment in the field within months of graduation. You may begin as a health communication "generalist," doing soup-to-nuts communication planning for a nonprofit such as the American Heart Association.
You might enter the corporate world in media relations for a biotech company. Or you might work as a health communication specialist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Like many of our graduates, you will have all that you need to be able to transition smoothly between for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as to advance quickly to senior positions.
Recent Internships & Employers
Part of Emerson’s Health Communication program, Professor Tim Edgar’s social marketing course created a campaign to stop teens from texting while driving. Edgar lent the campaign to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and The Boston Globe highlighted the class in a recent article and online video.
- Health communication directors
- Marketing specialists
- Campaign strategists
- Health advocates
- Communication experts in health care settings, media, PR agencies, and biotech companies