Career Outcomes for Health Behavior and Health Education Students

With a Health Behavior and Health Education degree, you’ll be equipped for careers in a wide range of fields and industries including non-profit organizations, healthcare systems, state health departments, and academia. Our students prepare for leadership positions where they transform public health theory and research into practical interventions.

Our alumni work with partners to build healthier communities and to create enduring solutions to the biggest public health challenges.

98%
of our 2021 graduates are employed or pursuing an advanced degree
89%
report satisfaction or high satisfaction in their job

Where Our Graduates Are Working

logos of companies where HBHE alumni work

Job Titles of Graduates

  • Research Associate, Karmanos Cancer Institute
  • Qualitative Research Associate, Michigan Medicine
  • Project Coordinator, Michigan Medicine
  • Social Work Resident, Michigan Medicine - Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Health Educator, Michigan State University
  • Senior Program Support Coordinator, Mid America Addiction Technology Transfer Center
  • Research Associate, Northwestern University
  • SummerWorks Evaluation Fellow, University of Michigan Poverty Solutions
  • Evaluation Researcher, Public Health Institute
  • Healthy Relationships/Sexual Health Coordinator, University of Georgia
  • Communications and Program Coordinator, University of Texas
  • Research Associate, University of Michigan School of Nursing
  • Associate Research Specialist, University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention
  • Psychiatry Resident, University of California, San Francisco
  • Mental Health Educator, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Professional Research Assistant/Analyst, University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
  • Psychotherapist, University of Hartford
  • Project Coordinator, University of Michigan
  • Research Area Specialist, University of Michigan
  • Clinical Research Coordinator, University of Michigan
  • Research Assistant, Michigan Public Health
  • Recruitment and Data Collection Coordinator, Michigan Public Health
  • Program Site Coordinator, Michigan Public Health
  • COVID Response Team Specialist, Michigan Public Health
  • Dissemination Coordinator, Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Intervention
  • Health Behavioralist,Center for Health Communication Research
  • Project Manager for Salud Urbana en America Latina (SALURBAL), Drexel University
  • Project Manager, Healthy Minds Network
  • Study Coordinator, Healthy Minds Network
  • Project Coordinator, Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative
  • Health Education Specialist, Johns Hopkins University

  • Special Projects Assistant, Office of Behavioral Health, Allegheny County Department of Human Services
  • Health Educator, Calhoun County Health Department
  • Public Health Analyst, CDC Division of Overdose Prevention
  • Health Educator, CDC Foundation
  • Evaluation Fellow, CDC
  • Tobacco Education Prevention Coordinator
  • Presidential Management Fellow/Health System Specialist, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Data Equity Analyst, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Research Analyst, LA County Department of Public Health
  • Contact Tracing Program Supervisor, Maximus
  • PRAMS Survey Operations Associate, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Equity and Cultural Competency Training Coordinator, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Public Health Consultant, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • COVID-19 Test Liaison, Michigan Public Health Institute
  • CRTA Fellow, National Cancer Institute
  • Fellow, National Cancer Institute
  • Care Coordinator, Pathways of Washington
  • Emergency Preparedness Specialist, Wayne County Department of Health, Human and Veteran Services
  • Policy and Program Analyst, State of Wisconsin Bureau of Children's Services
  • Staff Assistant, US House of Representatives
  • Analyst, US Government Accountability Office
  • Healthcare Analyst, US Government Accountability Office
  • HIV and Mental Health Integration Intern, USAID Public Health Institute
  • Research Health Science Specialist, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
  • Secondary Science Teacher, Ypsilanti Community Schools

  • Community Health Program Manager, CoreWell Health
  • Project Coordinator, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Population Health Coordinator, Boston Medical Center
  • Lecturer of Genetic Counseling, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Psychotherapist
  • Clinical Research Data Specialist, Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Genetic Counselor, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Research Area Specialist, Michigan Medicine
  • Clinical Social Worker, Michigan Medicine
  • Research Associate, Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Associate Research Coordinator, NYU Langone Health
  • Clinical Research Coordinator, Renown Health
  • OBGYN Resident Physician, Spectrum Health
  • Director of Strategic Initiatives, UnitedHealthcare
  • Senior Database Analyst, Michigan Medicine

  • Program Coordinator, American Cancer Society
  • Methodologist, American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • Project Coordinator, Arbor Research Collaborative for Health
  • Program Manager, Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association
  • Program Coordinator, Brownsville Community Justice Center
  • Communicable Disease Investigator, CDC Foundation
  • Health Policy Analyst, Center for Health and Research Transformation
  • Program Director, Community Day Care & Preschool
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Academic Coach, Fountain House
  • Associate Director of HIV and Health Equity, Human Rights Campaign
  • Community Outreach and Prevention Coordinator, Lenawee Community Mental Health Authority
  • Social Worker, Lutheran Community Services Northwest
  • Regional Site Supervisor, Metropolitan Peace Initiatives
  • Program Director, MHP Salud
  • Program Coordinator, Michigan Association for Local Public Health
  • COVID Case Investigator, Michigan Public Health Institute
  • Global Director, Clinical Quality & Survivorship, Movember Foundation
  • Overdose Prevention Specialist, Michigan Public Health Institute
  • Associate, National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)
  • Program Analyst, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
  • Health & Nutrition Coordinator, Pacific Clinics
  • Health Communications and Marketing Specialist, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • School Partnerships Program Manager, Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Program Manager, Sinai-Grace Guild Community Development Corporation
  • Health Communications Analyst, Center for Health and Research Transformation
  • Project Researcher, Health Care Science Institute
  • Grants Associate, Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • Social Worker, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
  • Site Coordinator, TRAILS
  • Contract Project Specialist, United Network for Organ Sharing
  • Research Analyst, Urban Institute
  • Research Associate, Vera Institute of Justice
  • Program Officer, Vital Strategies
  • Consultant, World Health Organization
  • Director of Maternal Child Health, YWCA

  • Senior Strategy Consultant, Accenture
  • Genetic Counseling Assistant, Bionano Genomics, Inc.
  • Public Policy Advisor, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Systems Analyst Associate, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Healthcare Consultant, Deloitte
  • Business Technology Analyst, Deloitte
  • Consultant, Deloitte
  • Data Scientist, Gencove
  • Transportation Planner, HNTB
  • Wellness Coordinator, Kapnick Insurance Group
  • Health Policy Analyst, Mathematica
  • Associate Brand Manager, Organic Valley
  • Senior Business Analyst, Surgical Directions
  • National Recruiting Director, Symmetry Financial Group

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