Welcome to the Health and Life Science interest community!

Members of this community are interested in careers that combine their love of science with their desire to help people.

People who pursue careers in Health and Life Sciences take knowledge from science and other related sources and apply it to research and clinical practices to maintain and improve the health of living beings.

Examples of career pathways include (but are not limited to): diagnostic services, therapeutic services, support services, health informatics, and biotechnology research and development. Professionals work in hospitals, dental offices and laboratories, government and private research centers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, community and public agencies, and large health care organizations.

How Emerging Technologies Are Shaping the Future of Healthcare

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By Mitchel Schwindt, MD – Hospital Recruiting

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Imagine a world where complex health issues can be solved …

By Dan Poux
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How working as a research technician can bolster your scientific career

Nature mag

Many students engage in undergraduate research during their time at UW, as a great way to explore careers in research and build relationships with their professors. 

Even when they decide that a career in research is not what they are …

By Dan Poux
Dan Poux Career Coach Dan Poux
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Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants – The Hot Jobs of Healthcare

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How many times have you visited a doctor’s office, urgent care, or hospital and received treatment by a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant? Chances are high that it was more than a few times. This is not a surprise …

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Mentorship program for non-clinical roles in health + life science

Health

Interested in a career where you can help others and make an impact on the health and well-being of individuals in the Seattle area and beyond?  There are a broad range of opportunities in health and life science, many of …

By Jessie Smith
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The Importance of Effective Communication in Healthcare

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Anyone who has ever had to look for a job is very familiar with the phrase “applicant must have good communication skills.” In fact, most organizations would likely list effective communication as one of the biggest challenges they face. …

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