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Public Health Careers

Public health encompasses diverse area of careers as wide-ranging as mental health, disaster response, epigenetics, the science of aging, refugee health, chronic disease, injury prevention, and tobacco control.




Behavioral scientists research ways to change behaviors and design interventions that aim to help people make better lifestyle choices

Salary range $90k-$110K




Health policy analysts evaluate health insurance programs and make recommendations

Salary range $66k-$103K




Environmental health scientists collect data, compile samples for analysis, assess threats to the environment and people, and develop plans to prevent/fix environmental health concerns

Salary range $50k-$78K




Epidemiologists identify trends in health, look for links, causes, and interventions in areas such as AIDS

Salary range $87k-$121K




Biostatisticians applies mathematical and statistical methods to solve questions in medicine, biology, and public health

Salary range $74k-$95K


Whether you like to conduct laboratory or field research, develop health policy, or work directly with people to help improve their health, there is a place for you in public health.


With an advanced degree in public health, career options are diverse and rich


Government agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


State and local health departments or agencies, such as the Louisiana Department of Health or U.S. Public Health Commission Corps


Nonprofits, such as the American Red Cross


Health care organizations, such as hospital systems


Private sector companies, such as health insurance companies or pharmaceutical companies


Colleges and universities



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