Careers in Public Health

Interested in learning more about careers and graduate school in Public Health? This section is geared towards providing prospective and current Public Health Majors with information, tips, and resources related to career and graduate school exploration in this diverse and evolving field.

Where to Begin

Sample of Careers to Consider with Bachelor’s Degree

  • Air Pollution or Ground Water Analyst
  • Case Worker
  • Clinic Coordinator
  • College Advisor
  • Communications/Marketing Specialist
  • Community Health Project Coordinator
  • Consultant
  • Corrections Officer/Casework
  • Crisis Intervention Counselor
  • Customs/Immigration Officer
  • Data Analyst/Scientist
  • Disaster Management Specialist
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Healthcare Compliance Instructor
  • Health Educator
  • Health Information Management Clerk
  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Health Provider Relations Representative
  • Health/Risk Assessment
  • Health/Wellness Coach
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Maternal/Child Health Specialist
  • National/International Health Organization
  • Public Education Outreach Specialist
  • Public Service Aid
  • Quality Control Coordinator
  • Research Assistant/Associate
  • Social Worker

Sample of Careers Requiring Advanced Degree

  • Behavioral Scientist
  • Biostatistician
  • Director/Program Leader
  • Epidemiologist
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Infection Control Officer
  • Medical Science Liaison
  • Medical Writer
  • Principal Investigator
  • Professor/Lecturer
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Public Health Officer
  • Research Coordinator

Where are BSPH Alumni Working?

Based on the 2018 and 2019 BSPH Alumni Surveys, a good number of Bachelor of Science in Public Health Graduates planned on going either straight into the workforce or taking a gap-year before applying to graduate school. Approximately 1/3 of students had accepted public-health related internships or careers upon graduation. See below for a list of careers and employers that BSPH Alumni are pursuing.

Career Titles:

  • Academic Advisor
  • Associate Consultant
  • Behavioral Interventionist
  • Business Operations Coordinator
  • Bookkeeping Assistant
  • Case Manager
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Clinical Informatics Specialist
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Circulation Services & Operations Workleader
  • Care Coordinator Specialist
  • Customer Success Manager
  • Data Analyst Intern
  • Degree Audit and Compliance Specialist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Direct Care Staff
  • Disease Control Intern
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • English Education Teaching
  • Field Organizer
  • Fiscal and Facilities Assistant
  • Global Public Health Project Assistant
  • Health Coach
  • Health Policy Intern
  • Insurance Coordinator
  • Lab Technician
  • Lifestyle Assessor
  • Manufacturing Tech
  • Marketing Associate
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Scribe
  • Operations Manager
  • Optometric Assistant
  • Outreach Consultant
  • Pathmaker Intern
  • Patient Coordinator
  • Patient Financial Services
  • Patient Service Specialist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Product Manager
  • Program Assistant
  • Project Policy Analyst
  • Quality Control Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Sponsored Research Administrator
  • X-Ray Tech Aid
  • Youth Advisor

Employers:

  • 2-1-1 San Diego
  • Abel Fire Equipment
  • Access Medical Centers
  • California Department of Public Health
  • Center for Global Health
  • Center for Health and Wellbeing, BLUM; Rejuvenation Therapeutics
  • Community Interface Services
  • Crystal Vision Optometry, Premier Incorporated
  • Data Cubed
  • Eye Center of La Jolla
  • First 5 California
  • Fresenius
  • Genentech
  • Girard Physical Therapy
  • HealthCrowdd
  • Illumina
  • Intangible Assets
  • International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP)
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • King Chavez Neighborhood Schools
  • Leica Biosystems
  • Mountain Shadows Support Group; Borrego Health
  • MyoKardia
  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Outpost Summer Camps
  • Pacific Neurology Center
  • Palomar Health
  • Peace Corps
  • Rady Children's Hospital
  • San Diego County Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Department
  • San Diego State University - Triage Consulting Group
  • Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
  • SAY San Diego
  • Select Medical
  • ScribeAmerica
  • United Women of East Africa (UWEAST)
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, San Diego Health - Moores Cancer Center
  • University of California, San Diego - Health Sciences
  • University of California, San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
  • University of Southern California - Triage Consulting Group
  • Winters Healthcare