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.
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.
Auditor, inspector, surveyor
Environmental health worker
Environmental health engineer
Program evaluation analyst
Director of clinical trials
Consumer information director
Local, state and federal governments
Environmental health agencies
Health facilities (e.g., hospitals)
Managed care organizations
Voluntary health agencies
Having other advanced degrees
Previous work experience
Type of employer (for example,
for-profits vs not-for-profits)
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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