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Job Outlook

The national job market for community health promotion positions is extremely strong. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, faster than average job growth is expected and graduate degrees are preferred by employers in public health and for non-entry-level positions. This growth is primarily due to an increase in opportunities and the variety of settings health promotion graduates are needed.

What was once a profession practiced mainly in classrooms and health facilities, the profession has extended into all levels of government, voluntary and social service agencies, medical care organizations, workplaces, schools, and advocacy organizations.

What Do Community Health Professionals Do?

The Community Health Promotion MPH prepares students for successful careers across the globe to:

  • Use theories of behavior and social change to inform the planning and evaluation of health interventions.
  • Promote healthy behaviors and social conditions.
  • Assess the health status of populations and communities.
  • Design and implement effective interventions targeting health behaviors.
  • Collaborate and manage community and behavioral health programs and services.

Graduates can also go on to pursue a PhD in social and behavioral epidemiology.

Examples of Positions Held by Recent Graduates of the Community Health Promotion MPH Program

University of Minnesota
Health Promotion Specialist

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Minnesota)
Communications Associate

University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Program Coordinator

City of Saint Paul (Minnesota)
Government Relations Coordinator

BlueCross and BlueShield of Minnesota Foundation
Executive Director

Minnesota Department of Health
Evaluation Specialist

Twin Cities Food Justice (Minnesota)
Community Outreach Coordinator

Hennepin County Medical Center (Minnesota)
Parent Educator

Acumen, LLC (San Francisco, California)
Health Data & Policy Analyst

Community Health Plan of Washington (Seattle, Washington)
Senior Analyst

Water.org (Minnesota)
Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

HealthPartners (Minnesota)
Public Health Program Manager

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