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A career in public health opens the door to diverse opportunities in a variety of sectors such as federal, state and local governments, private corporations, and non-governmental organizations. Public health is a growing field and you can choose from many major fields of study, including: behavioral science, bioinformatics, biomedical laboratory, biostatistics, community health, environmental health, epidemiology, health communications, health education, health policy, health services administration, global health, maternal and child health, nutrition, occupational safety, and many others. Students are encouraged to explore the following pages to learn more about these options:

Because the skills that one gets as a public health major are transferrable, students can choose to pursue public health careers or careers in other fields. These transferrable skills include: team work, effective written and verbal communication, program planning and evaluation, and problem solving. Many students also find that the public health major provides them a strong foundation for a graduate or professional degree in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and other health professions.

Public Health Career Links

The Office of Student Services and Alumni Affairs encourages you to review the public health career opportunities found on the following websites:

Arizona

AZ State Jobs – for all positions at the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and all other Arizona departments and agencies
https://secure.azstatejobs.gov/pljb/azgovjobs/mainjb/applicant/index.jsp
Arizona Counties – search individual county health departments
http://az.gov/?name=county
Arizona Public Health Association
http://www.azpha.org/

For another State, you may want to visit the website for that State’s health department. An easy way to search for the desired website is via www.google.com.

Domestic

Prevention Institute
http://www.preventioninstitute.org/about-us/jobs-a-internships.html
University of Florida Statistics Job Announcements
http://www.stat.ufl.edu/vlib/Index.html
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) – positions in states, cities, and counties nationwide and in ASTHO headquarters
http://www.astho.org/careers/JobBank.aspx
National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) – positions in local health departments nationwide and in NACCHO headquarters
http://www.naccho.org/careers/
Association of Schools of Public Health - nationwide positions and requires free registration
http://www.publichealthjobs.net/
American Public Health Association Public Health Career Mart
http://www.apha.org/about/careers/
Public Health Employment Connection
http://cfusion.sph.emory.edu/PHEC/phec.cfm
The United States Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.hhs.gov/careers/
HP Career Net
http://www.hpcareer.net/
The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
http://nchec.org/news/docs/jobs.htm
Westat - an employee-owned research corporation serving agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments.
http://www.westat.com/careers/index.cfm
The California Endowment
http://www.calendow.org/Article.aspx?id=152&ItemID=152
Federal government jobs, job series 685 is public health analyst
http://www.usajobs.gov/
Government jobs for students
https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, MCH Careers
http://www.jobtarget.com/home/index.cfm?site_id=3940

Global

Global Health Council
http://www.globalhealth.org/jobs/index.php3?offset=0
GlobalHealth.gov – listings from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.globalhealth.gov/funding/
Department of Health and Human Services - RHRC job postings
http://www.hhs.gov/careers/index.html
The World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/employment/en/
General Board of Global Ministries - United Methodist Church
http://gbgm-umc.org/hr/

The University of Arizona