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.
- 12 percent job growth for social and community services managers1
- $70,589 average salary for public health administrators2
- 16,000 new jobs for health educators and community health workers through 20313
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
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
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
- 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:
- Demonstrate critical thinking, creativity, and academic rigor along with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for public health practice.
- Engage in collaborative research that addresses the needs of populations we serve with emphasis on the practical application of research to these communities.
- Create strong sustainable partnerships that will improve local and global community health through collaborative efforts.
Our nationally recognized Career Development Center can support you during your program and help you find a job after graduation.
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- 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.
- Payscale, Average Public Health Administrator Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Public_Health_Administrator/Salary.
- 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.
- Payscale, Average Public Health Director Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Public_Health_Director/Salary.