When it comes to applying to a health professions program, jobs matter! Whether you are cleaning dorms, washing dishes, working for your parent’s business or landscaping in the summer, jobs show that you are reliable and can work with others.

Working in a health care setting shows that you have worked in a health care team and have had responsibility for the care of patients. To discuss specific service requirements for a health profession, meet with a Pre-Health Advisor at CPHA.

Working in home health care settings requires additional precautions to ensure your safety! See OSHA’s Home Healthcare page for more on how to protect yourself with doing in-home care.

Explore health & patient care jobs, non-health jobs, and training opportunities!

Misc. Career Resources

UW Office of Human Resources (OHR) is the hub for non-student jobs on campus. This is a great place to look for gap year opportunities if you are staying in Madison!

Handshake is your stepping stone to a career and jobs off campus.

Health & Non-Health Jobs

(Photo by Bryce Richter /UW-Madison)

Health & Patient Care Jobs

University Health Services (UHS) is a great place to get experience in a health care setting.

Madison Hospital Job Sites

If you are looking for a job at a hospital in a different city, visit the job page for that hospital. This lets you look for jobs that you would miss with a job aggregator like ‘Indeed’.

Remember, if the job says that a qualification (like CNA) is preferred but not required, you can still apply!

(Photo by Taylor Wolfram / UW–Madison)

Non-Health Jobs

Learning Support (Tutoring)Does teaching others give you joy? Do you consider yourself a creative problem solver? Tutoring could be a good fit. Some of these learning support centers ask for volunteer tutors while others are paid. 

Student Job Center is the hub for student jobs. Most jobs are on campus, though many off-campus employers looking for student help will post jobs here, as well. 

Recreation & Wellbeing (RecWell) – Do you like sports and enjoy teaching others? Are you great at yoga and meditation? RecWell could be a good fit.

Residential Life is the place where you can learn more about becoming an RA.


CPR and AED Training

Phlebotomy Training

  • UW Health
  • Madison College
  • Some hospitals and organizations, such as Meriter, St. Mary’s, or the Red Cross, will train you on the job. Check their careers webpage/job sites for phlebotomy job opportunities. 

EMT Training

Outdoor First Responder Training