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Careers in Public Health. USDOL/OSHA. Public health careers offer something for everyone. It is a diverse field because health problems in communities and larger populations have multiple determinants. Hence, many different types of professionals work in public health.
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Careers in Public Health USDOL/OSHA
Public health careers offer something for everyone. It is a diverse field because health problems in communities and larger populations have multiple determinants. Hence, many different types of professionals work in public health.
Example job titles found in public health Nurse Auditor, inspector, surveyor Environmental health worker Environmental health engineer Administrator Microbiologist Program evaluation analyst Director of clinical trials Epidemiologist Biostatistician Social worker Physician Health educator Safety specialist Policy analyst Consumer information director
Employers Local, state and federal governments Academia Environmental health agencies Health facilities (e.g., hospitals) Managed care organizations Industry School districts Voluntary health agencies
Various factors affect salaries, such as: Having other advanced degrees Previous work experience Type of employer (for example, for-profits vs not-for-profits)
Salary Rangeswithin one year of graduation Biostatistics $33,000 - 63,000 Epidemiology $38,175 - 136,237 Administration $37,500 - 161,400 Health education $33,000 - 86,625 Environmental health $44,550 - 143,700 Source: Association of Schools of Public Health, from a survey of graduates.
On the Web • Public Health Employment Connection http://cfusion.sph.emory.edu/PHEC/phec.cfm • American Public Health Association Career Mart http://www.apha.org/career/ • Association of Schools of Public Health http://www.publichealthjobs.net • Chronicle of Higher Education http://chronicle.com/jobs/
Links to other job sites can be found at: http://phhp.buffalo.edu/mph/students/index.htm
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