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Careers

Discover Career Opportunities

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.

  • hospice director
  • disability claims manager
  • health and safety coordinator
  • health care administrator
  • health educator/promoter
  • health information specialist
  • 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

Online Resources

  • Ontario Hospital Association
  • Canadian Association on Gerontology
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • The Canadian Public Health Association
  • Canadians for Health Research
  • Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA)

More career resources are available through the Career Centre’s Navigator portal.

Laurier Grads are Successful

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • accounts administrator
  • community health care registration clerk
  • hospital human resources professional
  • recruitment and academic appointments coordinator

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers have identified these top four skills as important when evaluating 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.

Collaboration/Teamwork Skills

  • 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.

Communication Skills

  • 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.

Problem-Solving Skills

  • 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.

Contact Us:

Kristina Malecki, Academic Program Assistant

E: kmalecki@wlu.ca
T: 519.756.8228 x5563
Office Location: RCE208, Brantford campus

James A. LeClair, Chair, Department of Health Studies

E: jleclair@wlu.ca

Conestoga College Academic Administrator

E: Karen Towler