Increasing Demand for Public Health Professionals
The demand for public health professionals continues to increase in the U.S. and globally. Opportunities for employment exist in a range of settings, such as non-profit organizations, universities and schools, health departments, research laboratories, healthcare organizations and government agencies. Students graduating with a B.S. in Public Health will be prepared for direct entry into the workforce, employed positions such as health educators, health researchers, epidemiologists, school and workplace safety specialists, environmental health scientists, emergency preparedness or bioterrorism response personnel, refugee health specialists, city/town planners, health policy developers and community health program planners. Graduates will also be prepared for entry into graduate programs in public health, medicine, law, nursing or other related fields.
Public Health By the Numbers
The number of additional public health workers the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health estimates the U.S. will need by 2020 to meet growing demand.