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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose a public health degree often pursue supervisory or managerial positions in government, private, or community-based public health organizations.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Community health center
  • Community-based organization
  • Consulting firm
  • Health care organization
  • Health insurance company
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Public health agency
  • Professional association
  • Social welfare organization
 

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Bioterrorism researcher
  • Environmental health intelligence analyst
  • Epidemiologist
  • Community health program manager
  • Health communications specialist
  • Health educator
  • Health outcomes analyst
  • Health policy analyst
  • Health promotion specialist
  • Legislative policy advisor
  • Lead researcher
  • Principal investigator
  • Program coordinator
  • Program manager
  • Project coordinator
  • Project director
  • Public health advisor
  • Public health consultant
  • Public health investigator
  • Public health officer
  • Public health program specialist
  • Research assistant
  • Social or behavioral scientist
  • Social science analyst
  • Statistician
 

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

Master of Public Health Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates across all public service leadership master's programs have been combined for these career outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

The skills and knowledge have been immediately applicable to my career 46%My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions 38%Capellas competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession 77%

 

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

Made a significant contribution to my profession 40%Successfully changed jobs and-or careers 67%Assumed leadership responsibilities 53%Received a salary increase 33%Received a promotion 40%

 

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.