As employers across the nation look ahead to a post-pandemic world, the need for qualified health and wellness professionals is increasing at an unprecedented rate.
Many employees have experienced the most challenging year of their careers due to COVID-19, which has altered the way they view their compensation packages.
The value they now place on workplace benefits that address health and wellness is higher than ever, making it a key to employee retention and job satisfaction.
That’s why the demand for qualified health and wellness professionals is on the rise in business and organizations of all types and sizes in both the public and private sectors.
Many working adults who are passionate about health and wellness are now deciding to make it their career by pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in health and wellness management.
These programs are offered as collaborative programs in partnership with several other UW System institutions and UW Extended Campus.
Unlike programs at other institutions, they offer the unique benefit of studying under top faculty from across the UW System who have extensive expertise and experience in the field of study.
Jessica Waytashek landed a job as the health and wellness coordinator before she even completed her degree.
A busy mom, personal trainer and marathon runner, Jessica was originally hired as a benefits specialist, but the company created a new position for her that fit her soon-to-be degree and the needs of employees.
“If you are looking for a career that will make a difference in people’s lives, choose health and wellness,” she said. “The University of Wisconsin Health and Wellness Management program is awesome – I would recommend it to anyone.”