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The U.S. Department of Labor predicts faster than average growth for health care managers, including public health managers: "Additional demand for managers will stem from the need to recruit workers and increase employee retention, to comply with changing regulations, to implement new technology, and to help improve the health of their communities by emphasizing preventive care." Additionally, the BLS.gov reports the following areas of public health having the greatest demand: Epidemiologists, Health Educators, Health Managers, Researchers & Social Workers.

We’ve compiled a list of 173 careers with detailed salary and job figures as well as a ranking for each. For example, New York ranks #1 overall across all careers, Florida ranks #25 and Hawaii ranks #50.
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Name Salary Rank Average Salary*
Advocacy Director 124 $55,215
Assistant Environmental Scientist 49 $72,196
Assistant Inspector General 158 $49,862
Assistant Professor Epidemiology 4 $101,725
Assistant Public Health Professor 149 $51,705
Associate Biostatistics 21 $79,400
Associate Epidemiologist 20 $79,215
Behavioral Health Administrator 74 $65,294
Behavioral Scientist 16 $80,176
Biosecurity Specialist 201 $25,549
Biostatistical Data Technician 193 $37,313
Biostatisticians 22 $79,705
Bioterrorism Researcher 59 $57,156
Chief Medical Officer 8 $94,431
Child Health Specialist 156 $49,333
Childbirth Health Educator 62 $70,380
Chronic Disease Health Educator 12 $83,647
Chronic Disease Management Coordinator 94 $61,392
Chronic Disease Medical Epidemiologist 23 $79,104
Clinical Epidemiologist 67 $69,411
Clinical Infectious Disease Specialist 3 $114,333
Clinical Research Director 29 $76,921
Communicable Disease Analyst 125 $54,921
Communications Director 90 $63,176
Community Activist 199 $27,019
Community Counselor 194 $36,862
Community Health Educator 97 $60,588
Community Health Nursing Consultant 44 $72,686
Community Health Worker 168 $48,313
Community Outreach Specialist 192 $39,941
Consumer Safety Officer 109 $57,411
Corporate Medical Director 11 $87,039
Correctional Medicine Physician 2 $149,843
Deputy Director 65 $67,901
Director of Applied Research 82 $64,333
Director of Emergency Medical Services 78 $66,120
Disaster Preparedness Coordinator 127 $55,196
Disaster Preparedness Researcher 141 $53,340
Disease Ecologist 184 $43,470
Emergency Preparedness Specialist 144 $53,098
Emergency Response Specialist 126 $55,156
Employee Health Nurse 72 $68,080
Entomologist 198 $31,080
Enviornmental Health Supervisor 181 $46,196
Environmental Engineer 18 $78,843
Environmental Health Director 76 $66,700
Environmental Health Engineer 31 $77,470
Environmental Health Executive 45 $73,860
Environmental Health Nurse 89 $61,360
Environmental Health Safety Engineer 37 $76,274
Environmental Health Technician 191 $40,313
Environmental Specialist 173 $48,098
Epidemiologists 148 $51,588
Epidemiology Investigator 79 $63,215
Federal Agency Director 83 $64,720
Food Inspector 190 $39,843
Food Scientist 60 $70,140
Food Service Sanitarian 162 $48,640
Forensic Pathologist 169 $47,941
Genetic Engineer 43 $73,882
Geographer 86 $62,980
Hazardous Waste Inspector 113 $54,745
Health Administrator 92 $61,960
Health and Wellness Manager 70 $66,294
Health Commissioner 110 $58,039
Health Communications Specialist 172 $48,294
Health Education Health Promotion 106 $56,764
Health Educators 189 $40,686
Health Facilities Surveyor 105 $57,431
Health Legislative Assistant 178 $47,117
Health Physicist 15 $81,117
Health Science Kinesiology 121 $54,882
Health Scientist 88 $62,450
Health Supervisor 175 $47,019
Health Unit Coordinator 159 $49,588
Home Visit Nurse 73 $66,020
Homeless Services Educator 147 $50,660
Hospital Administrator 77 $65,333
Hydrologist 81 $64,400
Industrial Hygienist 55 $71,352
Infection Preventionist 24 $82,764
Infectious Disease Public Health Advisor 39 $74,294
Informatics Specialist 48 $74,420
Injury Prevention Specialist 108 $57,580
International HIV Specialist 115 $51,215
Lecturer Public Health 112 $43,840
Maternal Child Health 75 $65,784
Medical Expert 165 $47,437
Medical Writer 180 $46,274
Mental Health Researcher 7 $95,477
MPH Epidemiologist 111 $56,509
NGO Manager 14 $79,215
Nuclear Facility Design 6 $97,254
Nurse Epidemiologist 63 $70,098
Nurse Practitioner 10 $91,000
Nutrition Consultant 129 $55,803
Occupational Health Specialist 98 $59,509
Occupational Medical Physician 40 $73,254
Outcomes Researcher 19 $79,411
Outreach Education 176 $46,803
Patient Navigator 100 $60,294
Patient Safety Specialist 157 $49,500
Pharmaceutical Epidemiology 58 $70,823
PhD Epidemiologist 119 $56,580
Phlebotomist 200 $26,627
Poisoning Prevention Coordinator 133 $44,820
Political Scientist 69 $67,156
Population Health Management 84 $64,120
Procurement Manager 46 $73,080
Professor of Environmental Health 163 $49,039
Program Evaluator 122 $56,420
Program Officer 134 $54,568
Public Health Administrator 131 $55,039
Public Health Attorney 130 $55,882
Public Health Biologist 116 $56,470
Public Health Consultant 56 $72,098
Public Health Data Analyst 68 $66,450
Public Health Dentist 41 $72,000
Public Health Dietician 140 $54,078
Public Health Director 99 $60,823
Public Health Doctor 51 $70,607
Public Health Educator 139 $53,860
Public Health Engineer 52 $70,960
Public Health Information Officer 137 $53,980
Public Health Inspector 174 $48,352
Public Health Institute 155 $50,588
Public Health Investigator 167 $48,901
Public Health Journalist 103 $59,352
Public Health Lab Director 142 $53,392
Public Health Lab Scientist 102 $59,882
Public Health Librarian 161 $49,800
Public Health Lobbyist 50 $72,666
Public Health Management 118 $56,460
Public Health Microbiologist 145 $53,137
Public Health Nurse 114 $56,627
Public Health Nutritionist 188 $41,921
Public Health Officer 135 $54,235
Public Health Physician 27 $77,372
Public Health Policy Analyst 117 $56,196
Public Health Project Manager 13 $82,220
Public Health Psychologist 61 $71,000
Public Health Research 120 $54,320
Public Health School Dean 152 $51,666
Public Health Social Worker 160 $49,647
Public Health Teacher 132 $55,470
Public Health Technician 185 $42,941
Public Health Veterinarian 32 $75,627
Public Information Officer 166 $49,392
Quality Improvement Specialist 101 $58,803
Regulatory Affairs Specialist 53 $70,156
Regulatory Coordinator 93 $61,078
Reproductive Health Assistant 197 $32,647
Research Analyst 85 $65,294
Research Biostatistician 25 $77,588
Research Data Analyst 64 $69,300
Research Scientist 33 $74,941
Sanitarian 171 $48,196
Senior Health Educator 26 $78,333
Social Marketer 38 $74,803
State Epidemiologist 91 $62,803
Statistical Research Analyst 95 $60,882
Study Coordinator 183 $45,078
Supervisory Epidemiologist 47 $73,078
Survey Researchers 123 $54,705
Toxicologist 42 $75,120
Tropical Disease Specialist 179 $53,019
Urban Planner 87 $63,647
Vaccine Researcher 170 $48,058
Vector Control Surveillance 187 $42,734
Virology Trainer 128 $55,450
Volunteer Coordinator 196 $32,980
Water Resource Specialist 150 $52,274
Worksite Wellness Manager 136 $54,893
* Average salary calculated by taking calculating the average of each's state average salary for each career.