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Career Options


The Bachelor of Science in Public Health program prepares students to meet the global demand for public health professionals. Make your mark on health care.

Here are some options for a career in Public Health:

Water Quality Inspector Air Quality Inspector
Community Health Worker Community Health Program Coordinator
Health Educator and Outreach Environmental Health Specialist
Climate and Health Program Analyst Public Health Inspector
Mental Health Advocate Policy Analyst
Infection Control Specialist Case Manager
Agricultural Inspector Industrial Hygenist
Data Analyst  Research/Program Assistant
Regulatory Affairs Specialist Vetinary Health
Emergency Management Specialist Information Technology

There is a shortage of public health professionals globally.

The most recent set of health objectives for the nation, according to Healthy People 2020, includes an objective, public health initiative (PHI 4), directly related to undergraduate public health education.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected percent change in employment from 2016 to 2026 is 16% increase. The average growth rate for all occupations is 7 percent.

According to The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2015 (GBD 2015) estimated the burden of disease attributable to 79 risk factors in 195 countries from 1990 to 2015. GBD 2015 identified air pollution as a leading cause of global disease burden, especially in low-income and middle-income countries. Reduction of environmental and social risk factors could prevent nearly a quarter of the global burden of disease.

Public health workforce shortages are even more critical in much of the developing world. Despite representing 11% of the world's population and 24% of the global burden of disease, sub-Saharan Africa has only 3% of the world's health workers and commands less than 1% of the world's health expenditures.

Depending on the field you intend to study, the pay range is $38,000-$100,000.