Maternal and Child Health

This field of public health utilizes research, program planning, training and policy develop to address complex health issues relating to women, pregnancy, reproduction, and infant and child well-being.

Possible Job Titles

  • Child Health Specialist
  • Developmental Services Coordinator
  • Lactation Consultant
  • Maternal-Child Instructor
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Program Planner/Evaluator
  • Women’s Health Advocate

Sample of Potential Employers

  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Community Clinics
  • Department of Public Health
  • Government Programs and Agencies
  • Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
  • Health Related Media/Internet Companies
  • Health Systems
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Hospitals

Additional Resources

Did You Know?

  • A child health specialist is a hospital or clinic-based professional who focuses on helping a specific aspect of children’s health care ranging from pediatrics to play therapy to even children’s hospice. They work to explore current trends and issues in children’s health and develop new, alternative methods of helping kids cope with health issues and improve their current health. Learn more here.