Overview

Poised for continued success

Health care is a thriving field that continues to offer some of the most rewarding and challenging career opportunities in the world. Employment of health care occupations is projected to grow 18 percent through 2026, much faster than the national average for all other occupations. Whether they are scientists, clinical practitioners, rehabilitation specialists or imaging professionals, our graduates are positioned at the forefront of this continued growth.

From your very first moment on campus, we’ll help you focus, find your specialty and prepare you to launch a distinguished career. Our advanced facilities, combined with clinical experiences, internships and research opportunities will develop the instincts, hard skills and leadership capabilities you need to hit the ground running in your career. Our career resources include a deep list of partnerships and alumni connections, which will help you build a professional network that will continue to work for you long after you graduate. We also provide personalized assistance for students interested in pursuing advanced degrees, as nearly a quarter of our graduates move on to various master's and doctoral programs.

By the Numbers

Number 1 ranked in the nation

Best employment rate

As of 2020, Quinnipiac University has the best overall graduate employment rate in the country at 96.1% 10 years after graduation.

For the second consecutive year, Quinnipiac has been named the top college in the United States for successful career placement following graduation by Zippia.com.

"At Quinnipiac, we provide the knowledge and tools you need to make an impact in any field you choose. We create a solid foundation for your future success. In a landscape dominated by small, liberal arts colleges and large, research institutions, Quinnipiac is unique. We focus on career readiness and deliver extraordinarily well-prepared professionals," said Annalisa Zinn, vice president for academic innovation and effectiveness.

Zippia.com, which is designed to offer the tools to find users the right career, examined data from the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard to determine the college with the highest listed job placement numbers 10 years after graduation in each state using federal tax return data, providing a good snapshot into the longer term return on investment of a degree.

16 to 1


Student-to-Teacher Ratio

Forget big lecture rooms. Here, you’ll not only learn on the latest equipment, but you will have the ability to work one-on-one with our industry-leading faculty.

99%


Success Rate

Six months after graduation, 99% of the Class of 2018 was either employed or attending graduate school.

91%


Satisfying Experience

91% of School of Health Sciences graduates are satisfied with their experience here.

Employment and Internship Resources

A student works with a patient in a wheelchair on an arm exercise.

Out into the field

Occupational therapy student Sarah Lawrence works with a patient at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, Connecticut, during her clinical rotation.

Internships and Clinicals

Stepping stones to success

Health sciences students have access to an online database of over 700 internships and over 5,000 professional contacts. Placed in hospital departments and other settings under the guidance of veteran physicians and practitioners, they are exposed to different populations, be they sick or disabled; children or older adults. Internships in regional biotech and pharmaceutical firms, or government labs allow future scientists to engage in the same evidence-based research as top scientists in the field.

Through these educational and clinical experiences, our students apply their knowledge and bridge the gap between the academic and the professional. They become valued members of patient care teams, and gain the confidence and competence of real biomedical scientists. 

Contact Us

Cindy Christie
Assistant Dean, Career Development for the School of Health Sciences 
cynthia.christie@qu.edu
203-582-3656