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Career Paths & Alumni Outcomes

Biostatistics & Data Science (BDS) Career Paths

As students in the MS Biostatistics and Data Science (BDS) program at Weill Cornell Medicine, you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge to successfully pursue careers that make meaningful contributions to the field of healthcare and beyond. Over the last several years the BDS program has trained students to pursue diverse career paths in the healthcare fields such as biostatistics, data science and analytics, consulting, and implementation science. In fact, the BDS alumni have gone on to hold positions such as biostatisticians, data scientists, data analysts, consultants, project managers and more. The advanced academic training offered by the BDS program and your current or previous experiences allow you to explore a diverse array of career paths in the field of healthcare and beyond. Based on your individual interests and professional goals, you may choose to pursue a variety of career paths. 

Sample Industries for BDS

  • Academia
  • Consulting
  • Health Insurance
  • Healthcare Tech, Analytics, or Start-ups
  • Hospitals or Medical Centers
  • Government
  • Policy Organizations, Think-Tanks, or Non-Profits
  • Pharmaceuticals

Sample Career Paths for BDS

  • Biostatistician
  • Consultant, Analyst, or Data Analytics Consultant
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Architect
  • Data Miner
  • Data Scientist
  • Machine Learning Specialist
  • Research Assistant or Coordinator
  • PhD, MD, or Graduate School Programs

Sample List of BDS Alumni Job Titles

  • Biostatistician
  • Consultant
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Scientist, AI/Machine Learning
  • Health Economics and Outcomes Research Analyst
  • Healthcare Analyst
  • Lead Data Scientist
  • Programming Analyst
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Coordinator
  • Research Quality Data Analyst
  • Senior Data Analyst
  • Senior Research Informatics Software Engineer
  • Software Engineer 

Health Informatics (HI) Career Paths

As students in the MS Health Informatics (HI) program, you will develop a range of skills to successfully take up jobs that make meaningful contributions to the healthcare industry. Over the last several years the HI program has trained students to take up jobs in the healthcare industry in fields such as information science, healthcare IT system management, data analytics, implementation science, and government. In fact, the HI alumni have gone on to hold positions such as in Integration-Interface Analyst, Manager of Quality Informatics, Data Analyst, Project Manager, Technical Consultant, and more. Based on the academic training you will receive in this program and your previous experiences, you will have a multiple of career paths that you can explore in the healthcare industry. Based on your individual interests and professional goals, you may choose to pursue a variety of career paths. 

Sample Industries for HI

  • Academia
  • Consulting
  • Health Insurance
  • Healthcare Tech, Analytics, or Start-ups
  • Hospitals or Medical Centers
  • Government
  • Policy Organizations, Think-Tanks, or Non-Profits
  • Pharmaceuticals

Sample Career Paths for HI

  • Consultant, Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Informatics Analyst (Research or Informatics & Quality Assurance)
  • Informatics Implementation Coordinator
  • Informatics Specialist or Clinical Informatics Specialist
  • Information or Systems Architect
  • Pharmacy Informaticist
  • Research Assistant or Coordinator
  • PhD, MD, or Graduate School Programs

Sample List of HI Alumni Job Titles

  • Clinical Data Manager
  • Clinical Operations Manager
  • Consultant
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Specialist
  • Digital Health Researcher
  • Electronic Reporting Coordinator
  • Graduate Fellow; Clinical Fellow
  • Health Informatics Systems Analyst
  • Pharmacy Informatics Lead
  • Policy Scholar
  • Product Manager
  • R&D Strategic Initiatives Associate
  • Software Engineer

Health Policy & Economics (HPE) Career Paths

As students in the MS Health Policy and Economics (HPE) program at Weill Cornell Medicine, you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge to successfully pursue careers that make meaningful contributions to the field of healthcare. Over the last several years the HPE program has trained students to pursue diverse career paths in the healthcare fields such as health economics, health policy, data analytics, policy evaluation, consulting, and implementation science. In fact, the HPE alumni have gone on to hold positions in data and policy analysis, healthcare consulting, project management, quality improvement and more. The advanced academic training offered by the HPE program and your current or previous experiences allow you to explore a diverse array of career paths in the field of healthcare. Based on your individual interests and professional goals, you may choose to pursue a variety of career paths. 

Sample Industries for HPE

  • Academia
  • Consulting
  • Health Insurance
  • Healthcare Tech, Analytics, or Start-ups
  • Hospitals or Medical Centers
  • Government
  • Policy Organizations, Think-Tanks, or Non-Profits
  • Pharmaceuticals

Sample Career Paths for HPE

  • Consultant or Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Health Economics Researcher
  • Health Outcomes Researcher
  • Policy Analyst
  • Policy Researcher
  • Research Assistant or Coordinator
  • PhD, MD, or Graduate School Programs

Sample List of HPE Alumni Job Titles

  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Consultant
  • Data and Policy Analyst
  • Data Assistant
  • Data Solutions Analyst
  • Field Clinical Representative
  • Health and Economic Policy Researcher
  • Health Economist
  • Policy Research Fellow
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Data Manager
  • Research Project Coordinator
  • Senior Clinical Analyst
  • Senior Health Policy & Technology Assessment Specialists
  • Senior Research and Operations Manager

PhD, Medical School, and Graduate School Programs

We have seen students from all three tracks successfully pursue PhD, MD, or Graduate school programs after graduation. Based on your individual interests and professional goals, you can make the case that you are qualified for an additional degree from the knowledge and skills learned in this program. Below is a sample list of what degrees alumni have pursued after graduation.

Sample List of PHS Alumni PhD Programs:

  • Biomedical Informatics, PhD
  • Biostatistics, PhD
  • Doctor of Medicine, MD
  • Gerontology, PhD
  • Health Economics, PhD
  • Health Services Research, PhD
  • Population Health, PhD

PHS Alumni Outcomes by Industry for 2019 and 2020 Graduates

Academia (Research and Admin)34%
Hospitals & Medical Centers28%
Healthcare Tech & Analytics10%
Consulting6%
Government & Nonprofit6%
Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, & Insurance6%
Technology 5%
Finance & Other 5%

*Data based on students who completed the First Destination Survey for 2019 and 2020

 

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