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Sample Career Options

Graduates of our program will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to assume integral roles in the growing and increasingly complex health-care sector in Canada. 

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • clinic administrator
  • disability claims manager
  • health and safety coordinator
  • health care administrator
  • health educator/promoter
  • health information specialist
  • hospice director
  • human resources specialist
  • intake/referral coordinator
  • nursing home administrator
  • patient advocate
  • policy analyst
  • program coordinator
  • recreation coordinator
  • social services administrator
  • wellness coordinator

Sample Industries / Types of Employers

  • assisted living centres
  • colleges and universities
  • commercial wellness centres
  • community care access centres
  • fertility centres
  • fitness and recreational centres
  • government
  • health advocacy organizations
  • health research centres
  • hospitals/medical offices
  • insurance companies
  • local health integration networks
  • long-term care facilities
  • public health agencies
  • social services agencies
  • workplace safety boards

Laurier Grads are Successful

Laurier Graduate Survey Results (2019)

Respondents from the Laurier Graduate Survey conducted by Career Centre. Graduates were surveyed within 12 months of graduation.

13 Health Administration Graduates:

  • Employed: 87.5%
  • Looking for Work: 12.5%

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • long-term care assistant
  • recruiter
  • team leader
  • unit inspector and coordinator

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master's degree: Health and Business.
  • Bachelor's degree: Nursing.
  • College program: Concurrent Disorders, Mental Health and Disability Management, Medical Office Administration.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • accounts administrator
  • community health care registration clerk
  • elementary school teacher
  • hospital human resources professional
  • scheduling manager

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers identify these competencies as very important when recruiting entry-level candidates. As a Laurier student, you gain these skills through the opportunities available to you.

Functional Knowledge

  • Develop a comprehensive view of health and health care by utilizing an interdisciplinary perspective to understand the social, biological and environmental causes of illness.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Canadian health care system including governance, decision-making processes and current use of health care networks.
  • Gain practical experience in human resources, community and social services, and/or health care settings.
  • Develop an understanding of the connections between leadership, organizational culture and organizational change.
  • Understand the functional areas and managerial aspects of organizations.
  • Discover how information is sourced, valued and used in creating new knowledge.

Collaboration & Teamwork 

  • Work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others for team success.
  • Oversee, lead and/or contribute to a project including determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and an understanding of individual perspectives and diversity.


  • Find, evaluate, synthesize and clearly communicate research findings in oral and written formats.
  • Probe for information by asking questions and listening, and engage in constructive conversations.
  • Prepare interesting and informative reports and presentations for diverse audiences using current technology.

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving 

  • Acquire critical thinking skills and an understanding of contemporary challenges, issues and trends.
  • Identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources.
  • Learn, understand and critically interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations.
  • Set priorities, meet deadlines and manage time, data and resources.
  • Make well-reasoned decisions, think creatively, identify and consider all sides of an issue.
  • Analyze and evaluate data to discuss, support and/or question ideas, opinions, reports, theories and proposals.