The scope of public health is vast and varied, and spans communities small and large, urban and rural. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 109,000 new public health jobs are expected by 2022*.
What can you do with an MPH degree?
Professionals with an MPH degree can help write and shape policies for government organizations, become community advocates for healthier lifestyles through health departments and nonprofits, or conduct scientific research to help prevent the spread of disease. The options are plentiful and meaningful.
What are some of your career options?
Below are some common career paths for individuals with a master’s in public health, along with average salaries and expected job growth through 2022.
Medical and Health Care Service Managers
Medical and health service managers, also called health care administrators, plan, direct and coordinate medical and health services. In this role, you may manage an entire facility or specialize in managing a specific clinical area. You must be able to adapt to changes in health care laws, regulations and technology.
Relevant UA MPH concentration: Health Services Administration
Salary range: $56,970 to $172,240
Job outlook 2016-2026: 20% growth (much faster than national average of 7%)
Health Educators and Community Health Workers
Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. You develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. You can become a community health worker who collects data and discusses health concerns with members of specific populations or communities.
Relevant UA MPH concentration: Health Promotion
Salary range: $23,320 to $63,880
Job outlook 2016-2026: 16% growth (much faster than national average of 7%)
Epidemiologists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. You often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach your findings.
Relevant UA MPH concentration: Applied Epidemiology
Salary range: $46,870 to $114,540
Job outlook 2016-2026: 9% growth (at pace with national average of 7%)
*According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics with a link to: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm