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Public Health Jobs & Career Outlook

Advance Your Career on the Frontlines of Public Health

Trained public health leaders play a vital role in every community as advocates who improve health outcomes and implement positive change. The online Master of Public Health from the University of New Haven qualifies you for a wide range of careers in settings like hospitals, health departments, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Students who choose to pursue a focus area can also specialize their studies for careers in global health, health education and promotion, and health informatics.

With the hands-on experience you gain in this program, you can begin or advance your career in public health. You will gain skills employers are looking for and prepare for continued success in rewarding public health jobs.

Public Health Director

$84,226/year4

Public health directors are responsible for overseeing all public health initiatives for their organization. They manage budgets, develop programming, and manage teams of staff and volunteers. These professionals also create community education programs around relevant public health issues.

Social and Community Services Manager

$67,150/year1

Social and community services managers work closely with stakeholders and community members to identify public health needs. They are often administrators, coordinating and directing initiatives. Another important aspect of this role is serving as a community outreach representative to raise awareness about programs and services.

Additional Public Health jobs:

  • Project manager
  • Public health administrator
  • Data analyst
  • Health educator
  • Epidemiologist
  • Consultant
  • Biostatistician
  • Research associate

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Gain Skills to Lead in the Public Health Field

When you complete the online Master of Public Health program, you will be able to:

Career Support

Our nationally-recognized Career Development Center can support you during your program and help you find a job after graduation.

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Career Development Center

Through interview prep, salary negotiation tips, and more, we’ll prepare you for the next step in your career.

Alumni Network

Access our active global network of more than 60,000 alumni to make meaningful professional connections.

One-on-One Support

Our dedicated faculty are committed to your success and provide the personal attention you need to thrive professionally and academically.

Assessments

Explore your strengths and make informed career decisions with the Focus 2 assessment tool.

Sources:

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Social and Community Services Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/social-and-community-service-managers.htm.
  2. Payscale, Average Public Health Administrator Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Public_Health_Administrator/Salary.
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health Educators and Community Health Workers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/OOH/community-and-social-service/health-educators.htm.
  4. Payscale, Average Public Health Director Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Public_Health_Director/Salary.