Compare 173+ Public Health Careers

As a graduate of public health you can find careers suited to a wide variety of interests and skills, in both traditional public health and service-focused organizations as well as new practice settings and non-profit organizations. Public health graduates can look forward to a wealth of opportunities in each state and city around the country and even the world. Common areas of employment include Federal, state and local health agencies (e.g. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, EPA), Consulting firms, Consumer advocacy organizations , Hospitals and integrated health care systems and Private business and industry.

We’ve compiled a growing list of 173 public health and related careers with average salaries between $41,000 and $77,000. The top 10 states with the highest salary ranges include Maryland, New Jersey, California, Mississippi, Illinois, Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, DC and New York. The top 10 employers of public health professionals around the country include University of Florida, State of Washington, California State University, Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc., University of California San Francisco, Maxim Healthcare Srevices, banner health, Cigna, Indian Health Service, and Hallmark Rehabilitation.

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Grand Canyon University
B.S. in Public Health, and Master of Public Health
Baylor University
Master of Public Health Online
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Online Master of Public Health (MPH@UNC)
Tufts University School of Medicine
Master of Public Health
Purdue University
Master of Public Health - Family and Community Health Concentration
Capella University
Online MPH and DrPH

CareerSalary RankAverage Salary *
Advocacy Director124 $ 55,215.00
Assistant Environmental Scientist49 $ 72,196.00
Assistant Inspector General158 $ 49,862.00
Assistant Professor Epidemiology4 $ 101,725.00
Assistant Public Health Professor149 $ 51,705.00
Associate Biostatistics21 $ 79,400.00
Associate Epidemiologist20 $ 79,215.00
Behavioral Health Administrator74 $ 65,294.00
Behavioral Scientist16 $ 80,176.00
Biosecurity Specialist201 $ 25,549.00
Biostatistical Data Technician193 $ 37,313.00
Biostatisticians22 $ 79,705.00
Bioterrorism Researcher59 $ 57,156.00
Chief Medical Officer8 $ 94,431.00
Child Health Specialist156 $ 49,333.00
Childbirth Health Educator62 $ 70,380.00
Chronic Disease Health Educator12 $ 83,647.00
Chronic Disease Management Coordinator94 $ 61,392.00
Chronic Disease Medical Epidemiologist23 $ 79,104.00
Clinical Epidemiologist67 $ 69,411.00
Clinical Infectious Disease Specialist3 $ 114,333.00
Clinical Research Director29 $ 76,921.00
Communicable Disease Analyst125 $ 54,921.00
Communications Director90 $ 63,176.00
Community Activist199 $ 27,019.00
Community Counselor194 $ 36,862.00
Community Health Educator97 $ 60,588.00
Community Health Nursing Consultant44 $ 72,686.00
Community Health Worker168 $ 48,313.00
Community Outreach Specialist192 $ 39,941.00
Consumer Safety Officer109 $ 57,411.00
Corporate Medical Director11 $ 87,039.00
Correctional Medicine Physician2 $ 149,843.00
Deputy Director65 $ 67,901.00
Director of Applied Research82 $ 64,333.00
Director of Emergency Medical Services78 $ 66,120.00
Disaster Preparedness Coordinator127 $ 55,196.00
Disaster Preparedness Researcher141 $ 53,340.00
Disease Ecologist184 $ 43,470.00
Emergency Preparedness Specialist144 $ 53,098.00
Emergency Response Specialist126 $ 55,156.00
Employee Health Nurse72 $ 68,080.00
Entomologist198 $ 31,080.00
Enviornmental Health Supervisor181 $ 46,196.00
Environmental Engineer18 $ 78,843.00
Environmental Health Director76 $ 66,700.00
Environmental Health Engineer31 $ 77,470.00
Environmental Health Executive45 $ 73,860.00
Environmental Health Nurse89 $ 61,360.00
Environmental Health Safety Engineer37 $ 76,274.00
Environmental Health Technician191 $ 40,313.00
Environmental Specialist173 $ 48,098.00
Epidemiologists148 $ 51,588.00
Epidemiology Investigator79 $ 63,215.00
Federal Agency Director83 $ 64,720.00
Food Inspector190 $ 39,843.00
Food Scientist60 $ 70,140.00
Food Service Sanitarian162 $ 48,640.00
Forensic Pathologist169 $ 47,941.00
Genetic Engineer43 $ 73,882.00
Geographer86 $ 62,980.00
Hazardous Waste Inspector113 $ 54,745.00
Health Administrator92 $ 61,960.00
Health and Wellness Manager70 $ 66,294.00
Health Commissioner110 $ 58,039.00
Health Communications Specialist172 $ 48,294.00
Health Education Health Promotion106 $ 56,764.00
Health Educators189 $ 40,686.00
Health Facilities Surveyor105 $ 57,431.00
Health Legislative Assistant178 $ 47,117.00
Health Physicist15 $ 81,117.00
Health Science Kinesiology121 $ 54,882.00
Health Scientist88 $ 62,450.00
Health Supervisor175 $ 47,019.00
Health Unit Coordinator159 $ 49,588.00
Home Visit Nurse73 $ 66,020.00
Homeless Services Educator147 $ 50,660.00
Hospital Administrator77 $ 65,333.00
Hydrologist81 $ 64,400.00
Industrial Hygienist55 $ 71,352.00
Infection Preventionist24 $ 82,764.00
Infectious Disease Public Health Advisor39 $ 74,294.00
Informatics Specialist48 $ 74,420.00
Injury Prevention Specialist108 $ 57,580.00
International HIV Specialist115 $ 51,215.00
Lecturer Public Health112 $ 43,840.00
Maternal Child Health75 $ 65,784.00
Medical Expert165 $ 47,437.00
Medical Writer180 $ 46,274.00
Mental Health Researcher7 $ 95,477.00
MPH Epidemiologist111 $ 56,509.00
NGO Manager14 $ 79,215.00
Nuclear Facility Design6 $ 97,254.00
Nurse Epidemiologist63 $ 70,098.00
Nurse Practitioner10 $ 91,000.00
Nutrition Consultant129 $ 55,803.00
Occupational Health Specialist98 $ 59,509.00
Occupational Medical Physician40 $ 73,254.00
Outcomes Researcher19 $ 79,411.00
Outreach Education176 $ 46,803.00
Patient Navigator100 $ 60,294.00
Patient Safety Specialist157 $ 49,500.00
Pharmaceutical Epidemiology58 $ 70,823.00
PhD Epidemiologist119 $ 56,580.00
Phlebotomist200 $ 26,627.00
Poisoning Prevention Coordinator133 $ 44,820.00
Political Scientist69 $ 67,156.00
Population Health Management84 $ 64,120.00
Procurement Manager46 $ 73,080.00
Professor of Environmental Health163 $ 49,039.00
Program Evaluator122 $ 56,420.00
Program Officer134 $ 54,568.00
Public Health Administrator131 $ 55,039.00
Public Health Attorney130 $ 55,882.00
Public Health Biologist116 $ 56,470.00
Public Health Consultant56 $ 72,098.00
Public Health Data Analyst68 $ 66,450.00
Public Health Dentist41 $ 72,000.00
Public Health Dietician140 $ 54,078.00
Public Health Director99 $ 60,823.00
Public Health Doctor51 $ 70,607.00
Public Health Educator139 $ 53,860.00
Public Health Engineer52 $ 70,960.00
Public Health Information Officer137 $ 53,980.00
Public Health Inspector174 $ 48,352.00
Public Health Institute155 $ 50,588.00
Public Health Investigator167 $ 48,901.00
Public Health Journalist103 $ 59,352.00
Public Health Lab Director142 $ 53,392.00
Public Health Lab Scientist102 $ 59,882.00
Public Health Librarian161 $ 49,800.00
Public Health Lobbyist50 $ 72,666.00
Public Health Management118 $ 56,460.00
Public Health Microbiologist145 $ 53,137.00
Public Health Nurse114 $ 56,627.00
Public Health Nutritionist188 $ 41,921.00
Public Health Officer135 $ 54,235.00
Public Health Physician27 $ 77,372.00
Public Health Policy Analyst117 $ 56,196.00
Public Health Project Manager13 $ 82,220.00
Public Health Psychologist61 $ 71,000.00
Public Health Research120 $ 54,320.00
Public Health School Dean152 $ 51,666.00
Public Health Social Worker160 $ 49,647.00
Public Health Teacher132 $ 55,470.00
Public Health Technician185 $ 42,941.00
Public Health Veterinarian32 $ 75,627.00
Public Information Officer166 $ 49,392.00
Quality Improvement Specialist101 $ 58,803.00
Regulatory Affairs Specialist53 $ 70,156.00
Regulatory Coordinator93 $ 61,078.00
Reproductive Health Assistant197 $ 32,647.00
Research Analyst85 $ 65,294.00
Research Biostatistician25 $ 77,588.00
Research Data Analyst64 $ 69,300.00
Research Scientist33 $ 74,941.00
Sanitarian171 $ 48,196.00
Senior Health Educator26 $ 78,333.00
Social Marketer38 $ 74,803.00
State Epidemiologist91 $ 62,803.00
Statistical Research Analyst95 $ 60,882.00
Study Coordinator183 $ 45,078.00
Supervisory Epidemiologist47 $ 73,078.00
Survey Researchers123 $ 54,705.00
Toxicologist42 $ 75,120.00
Tropical Disease Specialist179 $ 53,019.00
Urban Planner87 $ 63,647.00
Vaccine Researcher170 $ 48,058.00
Vector Control Surveillance187 $ 42,734.00
Virology Trainer128 $ 55,450.00
Volunteer Coordinator196 $ 32,980.00
Water Resource Specialist150 $ 52,274.00
Worksite Wellness Manager136 $ 54,893.00
* Average salary calculated by taking the average of each state's average salary for each career

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