Career Paths

University Career Center at SPH

In collaboration with the University Career Center, the School of Public Health is able to offer career advising. During these appointments you can learn how to:

  • Identify and explore educational/career interests
  • Search for internships/jobs
  • Make career decisions
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Write effective resumes and cover letters
  • Network and conduct informational interview

For more information check out the University Career Center @SPH.

PHSC Career Possibilities

Educational Institutions

Public health professionals who work in a variety of academic environments, including elementary schools, high schools, and in higher education. They are responsible for ensuring that students understand health risks and concerns that are relevant to their age group and location.

  • Program Specialist (for special projects or programs)
  • Academic Policy Advisor

Healthcare (hospital, home health agency or long term care facilities)

Public health professionals guide patients' healthcare related needs, bridging gaps and enabling connections with the right resources for medicine, therapeutic care, nursing and other needs.

  • Patient Educator
  • HIV/AIDS Educator
  • Health Advocate
  • Teen Parent Educator
  • Lactation Consultant
  • Outreach Specialist

Managed Care Organizations

Public health professionals in this area help identify trends in healthcare. Focused on disease prevention to improve patient health and wellness.

  • Cultural Competency Trainer
  • Health Education Specialist
  • Family Planning Educator
  • Outreach Specialist

Corporations

Public health professionals who develop wellness programs for a healthier workforce.  Involvement in healthcare policy development and pharmaceutical-related research and development are other potential areas of employment or contracting.

  • Public Health Journalist
  • Health & Wellness Manager
  • Vaccine Research Associate

Non-Profits

Public health professionals focused on advocacy and unification of global goals and initiatives related to specific disease, population or health issue.

  • Health Program Coordinator
  • Grant Writer
  • Community Fundraiser
  • Addiction Treatment Program Coordinator

Government (federal, state, local)

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Public Health Journalist
  • Technical Medical Writer

EPIDEMIOLOGY AND RESEARCH

  • Vaccine Research Associate

SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

  • Addiction Treatment Program Coordinator

COMMUNITY HEALTH

  • Program Coordinator/Manager
  • Outreach Specialist

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

  • Bioterrorism Researcher
  • Emergency Response Specialist

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

  • Environmental Health Technician
  • Public Health Engineer

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Health & Wellness Manager
  • Health Program Coordinator
  • Behavioral Research Scientist