Job Outlook

The goal of many of our students is to become more effective in their current profession.  Others enroll in this program to advance their career, for example to move from clinical practices to leadership roles in the public health field or to add a public health component to their current work. Some students envision working in local, national, and international health agencies/organizations. Others seek to enhance their skills to work in regulatory agencies or to redirect their clinical skills to the health needs of populations (i.e., underserved people). The educational backgrounds of our students are varied and include the disciplines of education, law, medicine, nutrition, pharmacy, public health, psychology, dentistry, chiropractic and veterinary medicine.

What Do Graduates Do?

Many students will use their public health knowledge and skills to enhance effectiveness and opportunities in their current work or career path. This major emphasizes an applied interdisciplinary (One Health) approach to address current societal problems and concerns.

​​Examples of Positions Held by Public Health Practice Graduates

Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Wellness and Prevention
Grinnell College

Senior Nurse Planner
Minneapolis Health Department

Director of Pharmacy
St. Croix Regional Medical Center

Project Manager in the Health Economics Program
Minneapolis Health Department

Health Coach

Mayo Clinic

Assistant State Veterinarian
State of Delaware

Public Health Flight Commander
U.S. Air Force

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Aerospace Psychiatrist
Mayo Clinic

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