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Careers in Public Health. USDOL/OSHA. Public health careers offer something for everyone. It is a diverse field because health problems in communities and larger populations have multiple determinants. Hence, many different types of professionals work in public health.

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Public health careers offer something for everyone.

It is a diverse field because health problems in communities and larger populations have multiple determinants.

Hence, many different types of professionals work in public health.


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Example job titles found in public health

Nurse

Auditor, inspector, surveyor

Environmental health worker

Environmental health engineer

Administrator

Microbiologist

Program evaluation analyst

Director of clinical trials

Epidemiologist

Biostatistician

Social worker

Physician

Health educator

Safety specialist

Policy analyst

Consumer information director



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Employers

Local, state and federal governments

Academia

Environmental health agencies

Health facilities (e.g., hospitals)

Managed care organizations

Industry

School districts

Voluntary health agencies



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Various factors affect salaries, such as:

Having other advanced degrees

Previous work experience

Type of employer (for example,

for-profits vs not-for-profits)


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Salary Rangeswithin one year of graduation

Biostatistics $33,000 - 63,000

Epidemiology $38,175 - 136,237

Administration $37,500 - 161,400

Health education $33,000 - 86,625

Environmental health $44,550 - 143,700

Source: Association of Schools of Public Health, from a survey of graduates.



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On the Web

  • Public Health Employment Connection

    http://cfusion.sph.emory.edu/PHEC/phec.cfm

  • American Public Health Association Career Mart

    http://www.apha.org/career/

  • Association of Schools of Public Health

    http://www.publichealthjobs.net

  • Chronicle of Higher Education

    http://chronicle.com/jobs/


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Links to other job sites can be found at:

http://phhp.buffalo.edu/mph/students/index.htm


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Looking for a job isn’t always easy, but perseverance pays off!

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