Health communication is one of the fastest growing fields in the communication disciplines. This major will prepare you to become a professional communicator who informs, influences, and motivates individual, institutional, and public audiences about important health issues.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that employment of health educators and community health workers, which include health communication workers, will grow 13 percent from 2014 to 2024.
Careers in the field include patient advocate, communication manager for health agencies, health clinic public relations director, medical grants writer, and health facility fundraiser.
You'll study courses in patient-provider communication, media and health, and medical terminology in addition to communication courses such as fundamentals of public relations and persuasive communications.