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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online social and behavioral sciences degree often pursue management or director positions in public health or social welfare organizations that focus on research, community assessment, or program development and evaluation.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Community health center
  • Community-based organization
  • Health care organization
  • Public health agency

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Community health program manager
  • Environmental health intelligence analyst
  • Health communications specialist
  • Health educator
  • Health outcomes analyst
  • Health policy analyst
  • Health promotion specialist
  • Project coordinator
  • Public health advisor
  • Public health investigator
  • Public health program specialist
  • Research assistant
  • Social or behavioral scientist
  • Social science analyst

*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.

†Most positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

Master of Public Health Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates across all Public Service Leadership masters 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.