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Health Quality students & alumni work and live around the world in a variety of industry sectors. Our graduates have been very successful with job prospects in this emerging field. Many of our alumni have used their degree to enhance their current position in fields such as:

Potential Career Opportunities

Examples of INDUSTRIES include:



Inforgraphic with leadership positions HQ graduates have obtained: Improvement consultant; Patient Safety Coordinator; Regional QI Director; Clinical Administrator; Senior Business Systems Analyst; Quality care delivery manager



Research Trainee for Practice-Based Research & Innovation - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
The MScHQ Program at Queen’s University has allowed me to form valuable partnerships and share evidence based practices with quality and safety leaders across the healthcare system. The excellent faculty and staff provided me with great opportunities to learn and have supported me both during the program and after matriculation. I strongly recommend the MScHQ Program to those who are interested in advancing their knowledge and careers in healthcare quality, risk and safety.
     ~ Chaitali Desai


Improvement Lead - Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
Together, the MBA and MScHQ have allowed me to develop a vast network within and outside of healthcare and have provided me with a unique perspective of the healthcare industry.
    ~ Lauren Harmanmaa


Staff Neonatologist - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
The workload was acceptable (even to a family and full-time position) but even when busy, it was interesting and challenging in a positive way.
    ~ Asaph Rolnitsky


Manager, Quality Improvement - Ontario Health 
I would definitely recommend this program to someone who was looking for a more in-depth and comprehensive exploration of QI [Quality Improvement] and PS [Patient Safety] - the interdisciplinary nature of the program can't be beat.
    ~ Danyal Martin


Improvement Consultant - Calgary West Central Primary Care Network
I used the skills and knowledge gained in the MScHQ program to help family physicians build and establish their patient medical homes through quality improvement initiatives.
    ~ Emily Jane Johnston


Regional Director - Workplace Health & Safety, Northern Health Authority
I loved the Healthcare Law course so much that one year after completing the MScHQ program I returned to school full-time to study law. The program was very interesting and the relationships built are still strong 4 years after finishing.
    ~ Melanie Maracle


Patient Safety Coordinator - The Ottawa Hospital
I work in the area of Indigenous Health and Quality Improvement. I joined the MScHQ program because I wanted to gain knowledge, and apply theory into practice. My goal is to empower others and help improve them.
    ~ Brigitte Blazina