Public Health Jobs

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Where Public Health Grads Work

Graduates with public health degrees work in a variety of settings.

Pie chart with percentages of where graduates work.

26% work in health care delivery in roles as administrators, compliance or regulation officers, evaluation specialists, health educators, data analysts, or operations managers.

24% work in government public health roles with federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC, or the U.S. Public Health Service; or in state, county or city public health departments throughout the U.S.

20% work in community-based organizations or health advocacy groups.

30% work in research firms, medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies, data management or informatics businesses, managed care or health insurance organizations.

Sources: ASPPH Data Center; Public Health WINS Survey, University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions Graduate Outcomes.

Occupational Outlook for Public Health Jobs

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Epidemiologists

Epidemiologists are public health professionals who investigate patterns and causes of disease and injury in humans.

The median annual wage for epidemiologists was $69,660 in May 2018.

Employment of epidemiologists is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Epidemiologists are likely to have good job prospects overall.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

Environmental Scientists or Environmental Specialists

Environmental scientists and specialists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment and human health.

The median annual wage for environmental scientists and specialists was $71,130 in May 2018.

Employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Heightened public interest in the hazards facing the environment, as well as increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth, are expected to spur demand for environmental scientists and specialists.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

Biostatisticians

Mathematicians and statisticians analyze data and apply mathematical and statistical techniques to help solve problems. Biostatisticians design statistical studies, decide how to gather data, and analyze the data.

The median annual wage for statisticians was $87,780 in May 2018.

Overall employment of mathematicians and statisticians is projected to grow 30 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Businesses will need these workers to analyze the increasing volume of digital and electronic data.

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (Mathematicians and Statisticians), BLS Occupational Outlook-Healthcare Jobs You Might Not Know About

Data Analysis

Operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help solve complex issues.

The median annual wage for operations research analysts was $83,390 in May 2018.

Employment of operations research analysts is projected to grow 26 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. As technology advances and companies seek efficiency and cost savings, demand for operations research analysis should continue to grow.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (Operations Research Analysts)

Health Care Administrators

Medical and health services managers plan, direct, and coordinate the business activities of healthcare providers.

The median annual wage for medical and health services managers was $99,730 in May 2018.

Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 18 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, there should be increased demand for healthcare services.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (Medical and Health Services Managers)

Health Educators and Community Health Workers

Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. Community health workers collect data and discuss health concerns with members of specific populations or communities.

The median annual wage for community health workers was $39,540 in May 2018.

The median annual wage for health educators was $54,220 in May 2018.

Overall employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will be driven by efforts to improve health outcomes and to reduce healthcare costs by teaching people healthy behaviors and explaining how to use available healthcare services.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

Community Service Managers

Social and community service managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations.

The median annual wage for social and community service managers was $65,320 in May 2018.

Employment of social and community service managers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by increases in the elderly population and increases in demand for substance abuse treatment and mental health and health-related services.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

Where UB Public Health Graduates Work

UB Graduate Public Health Job Placement Rates

Year Rate*
2016 100%
2017 100%
2018 100%

* Rates are calculated based on % of graduates from each year employed, seeking further education, in a fellowship or assistantship position, or not employed and not seeking employment.

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