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Public Health Job Outlook

The demand for public health professionals continues to rise in response to global concerns such as bio-terrorism, potential pandemics, HIV and AIDS, and air and water quality issues.  Additionally, rising insurance costs and increased awareness of public health and wellness have generated corporate and government support for prevention and education programs in areas such as diet, diabetes, obesity, tobacco use and workplace safety, among others.

Employment opportunities in many public health career fields are expected to grow in the coming decade.

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.”

Public Health Salary Ranges
The following resources provide information on salary ranges

  • Epidemiologists (Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011 - Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Health Educators (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition - Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Health Managers (Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011 - Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Researchers (Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011 - Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Social Workers (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition - Bureau of Labor Statistics)

 

 
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