What Can You Do With an MPH?
Graduates of our Master of Public Health (MPH) program have an exciting plethora of opportunities ahead of them. You can take a variety of different avenues when it comes to advocacy and public health, with the ability to follow your passions for your career.
Public health disciplines you could practice in:
- Disease prevention (HIV/AIDS, diabetes, etc.)
- Behavioral health
- Health disparities study and prevention
- Community health and preventive medicine
- Immigrant health
- Environmental and occupational health
- Health services administration
- Global health
- Maternal and child health
- Occupational health and industrial hygiene
- Public health education and promotion
- Disaster preparedness
- Bioterrorism prevention and preparedness
Some key employers who hire MPH graduates:
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
Common Jobs for Public Health Professionals
Teach people about healthy behaviors and ways to promote wellness in their lives. You'll use community data and conversations to develop and implement strategies that improve the health of not only the individuals you're working with, but also the community.
Median salary: $46,0801
Job growth outlook: 16% through 2026, much faster than average1
Community Health Manager
Work for nonprofit, private for-profit social service companies, and government agencies to coordinate and supervise social service programs for individuals and communities.
Median salary: $65,3202
Job growth outlook: 18% through 2026, much faster than average2
Environmental Health Analyst
Work on the front lines of protecting human health when it comes to natural sciences and the environment. Use your knowledge to clean up polluted areas, advise policymakers, or work with companies to reduce waste.
Median salary: $71,1303
Job growth outlook: 11% through 2026, faster than average3
Population Health Manager
Plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services for your community. Depending on the need, you might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for physicians while keeping in mind the changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.
Median salary: $99,7304
Job growth outlook: 20% through 2026, much faster than average4
1Bureau 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.
2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Social and Community Service Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/social-and-community-service-managers....
3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Environmental Scientists and Specialists. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/environmental-s....
4Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm.