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Healthcare, Human Services, and Biomedical Research

Public Health

The field of public health promotes and protects the health of populations. Concerned with crises of the collective, rather than of the individual, public health practitioners use statistical analyses, education, bench research, and intervention to advance their goals. Alumni who work in this field are responsible for the advocacy of sensible, data driven legislation, the identification of health disparities, and supplying quantitative solutions to local, state, and national problems. Public health can be broadly divided into:

Successful candidates have:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork skills

Hiring and application cycle:

  • Internship cycle - fall, winter, early spring
  • Graduate program Application Cycle - fall, winter, early spring
  • Job cycle- Spring, on-demand

Gain Experience

Do I need an advanced degree?

Entry level opportunities include community health workers, health educators, outreach coordinators and researchers. Many of the professions listed above will ultimately require an advanced degree, certificate or training program.

Promotions, Education, and Advocacy

This area of Public Health focuses on educating communities on good health practices, promotion of preventative methods and advocates for healthy living.

Environmental Health

This area works to maintain and improve the health of people by promoting a healthy environment and by preventing harm caused by environmental factors.

Global Health

This field analyzes and develops programs that protect the health of individuals, families and communities in the United States and abroad by uing education, development of healthy lifestyles, research and program implementation.

Health Policy and Management

This section functions as the business side of healthcare to include developing policy, coordinating and directing planning, maintaining an efficient and effective organizational structure, managing the organization’s assets, and analyzing the organization’s profitability and efficiency.

Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Biostatistics is the science that applies statistical theory and mathematical principals to research in medicine, biology, environmental science, public health and related fields. Epidemiologists do fieldwork to determine what causes disease or injury, what the risks are, who is at risk and how to prevent further incidences.