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Online Master of Public Health

Online MPH Career Outlook

What Can You Do With an MPH?

Graduates of our Master of Public Health (MPH) program have an exciting plethora of opportunities ahead of them. You can take a variety of different avenues when it comes to advocacy and public health, with the ability to follow your passions for your career.

You could practice in one of several public health disciplines:

  • Disease prevention (HIV/AIDS, diabetes, etc.)
  • Health disparities study and prevention
  • Community health and preventive medicine
  • Immigrant health
  • Environmental and occupational health
  • Health services administration
  • Global health
  • Maternal and child health
  • Occupational health and industrial hygiene
  • Public health education and promotion
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Bioterrorism prevention and preparedness

You might also pursue a career with one of these key employers who hire MPH graduates:

Common Jobs for Public Health Professionals

  • Teach people about healthy behaviors and ways to promote wellness in their lives. You’ll use community data and conversations to develop and implement strategies that improve the health of not only the individuals you’re working with but also the community.

    2022 Median Salary: $59,9901

    Job Outlook 2022–32: 7 percent growth, faster than average7

  • Work for nonprofit, private for-profit social service companies, and government agencies to coordinate and supervise social service programs for individuals and communities.

    2022 Median Salary: $74,2402

    Job Outlook 2022–32: 9 percent growth, much faster than average2

  • Teach people about healthy behaviors and ways to promote wellness in their lives. You’ll use community data and conversations to develop and implement strategies that improve the health of not only the individuals you’re working with but also the community.

    2022 Median Salary: $76,4803

    Job Outlook 2022–32: 6 percent growth, faster than average3

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services for your community. Depending on the need, you might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for physicians while keeping in mind the changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.

    2022 Median Salary: $104,8304

    Job Outlook 2022–32: 28 percent growth, much faster than average4

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Sources

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Health Education Specialists.” Retrieved September 6, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/health-educators.htm.
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Social and Community Service Managers.” Retrieved September 6, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/social-and-community-service-managers.htm.
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Environmental Scientists and Specialists.” Retrieved September 6, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/environmental-scientists-and-specialists.htm.
  4. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Medical and Health Services Managers.” Retrieved September 6, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm.