Explore SLU's Health Care Fields
Health care careers are among the most popular at Saint Louis University — for good reason. Jobs in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy and as physician assistants are among those with the greatest growth potential through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Saint Louis University has a dedicated college for health sciences — the Doisy College for Health Sciences, named for the Nobel Prize-winning SLU professor who discovered vitamin K — but you'll also find health-related careers in schools throughout campus.
Graduate Ready for Your Career in Health Care
As a health care major at SLU, you'll be practicing your skills in some of the best hospitals and clinical sites available. Our health care programs take you from the classroom into high-tech learning labs and straight into contact with real patients and health care situations as an undergraduate.
Junior and senior year are all hands-on, clinical experiences as well as experience in the kitchen. Everything you learn in class, you put it to work."— Lissane Kafie, Nutrition and Dietetics Major
Top employers for Saint Louis University graduates include BJC Healthcare, SSM Health and Mercy Hospital, and more. You can also find SLU graduates working at:
- American Red Cross
- Centene Corporation
- Express Scripts Holding Co.
- St. Louis Cardinals
Health Care Careers by the Numbers
new jobs in health care expected to be added by 2026*
growth expected in occupational therapy careers by 2026*
growth expected in physical therapy careers by 2026*
growth expected in physician assistant careers by 2026*