Job Outlook

Public health is one of the fastest-growing fields in the U.S., and this growth is vital to improving and sustaining a robust public health infrastructure. Our Public Health BA program prepares graduates for entry-level positions at local health departments, non-profit agencies, healthcare systems, and standalone research entities. This program also prepares students for health-related graduate and professional programs.

What do Graduates Do?

An education in public health provides opportunities to make healthier communities a reality. Recent national data show that 61 percent of public health undergraduate program graduates seek employment directly after graduation, while 30 percent go directly into a graduate or professional program.

Examples of Positions You Can Get With a BA in Public Health

  • Public health program coordinator
  • Public health outreach specialist
  • Community health educator
  • Research assistant
  • Data analyst
  • Environmental health technician
  • Health communications specialist
  • Emergency preparedness coordinator
  • Public health policy advisor
  • Evaluation specialist

Potential Employers

  • Minnesota Department of Health
  • HealthPartners
  • Allina Health
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Hennepin County
  • Optum
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Local public health agencies (city, county, and Tribal)
  • University of Minnesota

Explore Career Outcomes

Discover how our faculty, career coaches, mentorship program, and deep connections with community and national health organizations directly support your success.

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