What Can I do With a Master's Degree in Public Health?

The information on this page is designed to help you explore possible careers. Use the links below to navigate to different areas of the page. We recommend working with a career counselor to help you identify careers based on your skills, interests, and values.

What Can I do with a Master's Degree in Public Health--January 2020 presentation: Extensive list of employers and job titles and classifiication specifications

Resources to Generate Ideas for Careers and Places of Employment

Students who earn a master's degree in public health (MPH) develop skills that are valued by employers. These skills include: research, analysis, writing, oral presentation, critical thinking, synthesis, and problem solving. Students may find employment in city, state, and federal government agencies; nonprofits; social service agencies; educational institutions; consulting firms; pharmaceutical and insurance companies; private hospitals; and laboratories depending on their skills and experience. Career-related internships may be a prerequisite to finding employment.

List of Employers and Job Titles Developed from Jobs Posted in Handshake Requiring an MPH

The following list of employers and job titles was derived from the University Career Center's jobs database where the employer specifically requested master's in public health. This list does not reflect all potential places of employment or kinds of jobs for master's in public health. This list does not reflect current openings.

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Government Classification Specifications

Classification Specifications are generic descriptions of jobs in government agencies. Generally, they provide an overview of the job and describe essential duties and responsibilities as well as requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) and educational requirements. Classification specifications can be useful in identifying roles within government organizations that require a master's degree in public health.

Multnomah County Classification Specifications: 

Clackamas County Job Specifications:  

State of Oregon Classification Specifications: 

Washington County Classification Specifications:

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Vocational Biographies

Vocational Biographies describes the career success stories of 1001 real people. Search by career title, keyword, topic, and career cluster. Username: portlandsu and password: 3W9N

  • Community Health Education Coordinator
  • Community Health Educator
  • Infant Mortality Educator
  • Lung Association Program Coordinator
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Public Health Sanitarian

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Professional Associations

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