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International Health

Luiz Ordaz
As an international student interested in health systems financing and improvement, this program has given me the economic tools I need to work in my home country or for a multilateral agency focused on Latin-America.

Luis Ocaranza Ordaz, MHS '14
Assistant Director of Evaluation of Health Conditions and Treatment
Ministry of Health

Career Opportunities

Health Economists are in high demand around the globe. Solving pressing problems in low- and middle-income countries as well as within the US require solid skills. Graduates of the MHS in Health Economics Program will be well placed for a range of opportunities in the public and private sectors. Graduates can use the degree for entry into international agencies (e.g., World Bank, InterAmerican Development Bank, WHO, PAHO, United Nations, UNICEF). There are also an array of opportunities in academic and non-academic environments.

Opportunities include

International Agencies: World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank, UNICEF, the larger non-governmental organizations

Government: Domestic and international government-related organizations, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), The Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Consulting, Health Care, and Industry: Consulting firms, contract research organizations, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, health insurers and managed care organizations, hospital chains