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Careers in Public Health

According to the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), a career in public health offers something for everyone. Some positions recently advertised by public health and community organizations are listed below:

  • Data Manager
  • Clinical Trials Investigator
  • Program Evaluation Analyst
  • Infectious or Chronic Disease Specialist
  • Health Outcomes Researcher
  • Surveillance Specialist
  • Program Planner
  • Policy Analyst
  • Waste Management Specialist
  • Consumer Information Specialist
  • Information Systems Specialist
  • Health Services Research Analyst
  • Bioterrorism Specialist
  • EPA Researcher/Administrator
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Pollution Control Program Specialist

These positions may be located within a federal, state, or local government agency, an insurance plan or health maintenance organization (HMO), a consulting company, a hospital, an advocacy group, a nursing home, or other non-governmental organization. They can be at the entry level and extend to the Manager, Director, or Vice President level. These and many other career opportunities can be found at http://www.asph.org/, which also lists a guide to careers in public health, "Advancing Healthy Populations: The Pfizer Guide to Careers in Public Health." Additional information can be found in "Delmar's Handbook for Health Information Careers".