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Master of Public Health: Career Outlook

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:

Common Jobs for Public Health Professionals

Health Educators

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: $75,0001
Job growth outlook: 16% by 2026, much faster than average2

 

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: $64,1003
Job growth outlook: 18% by 2026, much faster than average3

 

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: $69,4004
Job growth outlook: 11% by 2026, faster than average4

 

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: $98,3505
Job growth outlook: 20% by 2026, much faster than average5

 

References:

  1. Burning Glass Labor and Insights Report, June 2017 – May 2018
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
  4. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
  5. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

Find out more about how the online Master of Public Health can help you become the solution to public health issues in your community. Call 877-308-9954 to speak to an enrollment counselor or request more information.