Careers for Public Health M.P.H. Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Community health worker
  • Environmental scientist and specialist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health educator
  • Health specialties teacher
  • Healthcare social worker
  • Medical and health services manager
  • Mental health and substance abuse social worker
  • Mental health counselor
  • Natural sciences manager

Job outlook data

Health educators and community health workers held around 6,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2014 to 2024. Growth will be driven by efforts to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs by teaching people healthy habits and behaviors and explaining how to use available healthcare services.

Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness by developing and implementing strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Community health workers collect data and discuss health concerns with members of specific populations or communities.

Where can I work with this major?

Employers of Public Health degree holders include:

  • State and local government
  • General medical and surgical hospitals
  • Research and development in the physical, engineering and life sciences
  • Colleges, universities and professional schools

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Epidemiologists, Public Health Degrees.org, Highest Paid Public Health Careers.

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