Population and Health Sciences Careers Outlook

Whether you are new to public health or already working in the health sector and working to advance your career – this program delivers a high-quality education that will prepare students for a variety of careers in public health. The Population and Health Sciences curriculum builds skills like leadership, communication, community partnering, and in-depth research that will set you apart in the job market.

What our online Population and Health Sciences degree does for your career

  • Allows you to keep working!
  • No travel to campus, 100% online
  • Apply your learning to your job as you go
  • Offers a holistic understanding of public health that can be applied to almost any field
  • Gives you the opportunity to network with peer professionals from across the country in fields you may be interested in
  • Access to U of M’s world-wide alumni community for mentorship, networking, and exclusive hiring opportunities
  • Tailor your study to your interests with elective series designed to give you expertise in the specific areas you’re looking to advance
  • Develop a portfolio of actual public health work products created for real organizations or develop unique research based on real public data to submit for publication

The MPH

What Jobs Can I Get with an MPH - Top Positions Hiring for the skills in the MS right now

  • Health Manager
  • Health Director
  • Clinical Manager
  • Program manager
  • Medical Director
  • Registered Nurse Supervisor
  • Wellness Manager
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health Data Analyst
  • Health Administrator
  • Researcher
  • Public Health educator
  • Healthcare Program Administrator
  • Policy Analyst

Many of our students already hold positions within the public health field. Aside from offering you the opportunity to enhance your abilities and knowledge within your current career, here are some examples of where an MPH degree can help you go from…

Your current role

 

 

+ an MPH degree

Could help you become....
Physician Hospital VP of Physician Services
Health Education Specialist Adjunct Faculty of Healthcare Administration
Infection Preventionist Clinical Advisor of Infectious Disease
Business Officer (international Medical Corps) MEL Data Analyst Manager at USAID for Neglected Tropical Diseases
Family Support Coordinator Health Communications and Behavior Change Specialist
Medical Technician Health Tech Assessment Program Manager

 The MS

What Jobs Can I Get with an MS - Top positions hiring for skills in the MS right now

  • Research Project Manager
  • Chief of Research Physician
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Research Consultant
  • Senior Scientist
  • Research and Development Manager
  • Director of Research
  • Data Analyst
  • Study Design and Analytics Specialist
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • Health Outcomes Research Analyst
  • Data Science Researcher
  • Principle Health Clinician
  • Quantitative Economist, Healthcare
  • Field Data Collection Coordinator
  • Medical Device Researcher
  • Clinical Manager
  • Health Director


Many of our students already hold positions within the academic and health fields. The MS curriculum will prepare students to continue on to doctoral study or advance in a career in public health research in academic settings, government, hospitals, or private industries. In addition to offering you the opportunity to enhance your abilities and knowledge within your current career, here are some examples of what kind of growth an MS degree can help you achieve...

Your current role

 

 

+ an MS degree

Could help you become...
Recent graduate Doctoral student
Data Analyst Senior Researcher
Clinical Researcher Clinical Design Manager
Health Program Manager Health Director
Physician Chief of Research

Population and Health Sciences Career Outlook

Career Outlook Stats

Students in the Population and Health Sciences program gain skills valued by employers. The following metrics were obtained from Burning Glass Labor Insights. Projections are based on the skills that come from actual learning outcomes within the Population and Health Sciences degree curriculum. Burning Glass aggregates labor data using information from current, real job postings to offer insights into industry health, employer demand, emerging skills and salary outlook. *Based on nationwide job postings data.

How much can you expect to earn with a Population and Health Sciences master’s degree?

projected salary 

 

 

What is the demand for the skills you’ll gain in the Population and Health Sciences Master’s program?

projected job growth

*Location quotients show how concentrated demand is in a particular geography. 

*The projected employment growth rate for the occupation. This rating uses data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and state labor statistics (available at state and national levels only).

Where do we see demand for the skills gained in the Population and Health Sciences degree programs?

Job demand by state


Top hiring Industries for students with skills you’d learn in the online program?

MPH

  1. Colleges, Universities and Professional Schools
  2. General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  3. Executive, Legislative and other General Government Support
  4. Insurance Carriers
  5. Offices of Physicians
  6. Scientific Research and Development Services
  7. Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
  8. Social Advocacy Organizations

MS

  1. General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  2. Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
  3. Insurance Carriers
  4. Scientific Research and Development Services
  5. Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
  6. Executive, Legislative and other General Government Support
  7. Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
  8. Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities

In-Demand Skills Gained in our Population and Health Sciences Programs

  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Research methodology
  • Budget management
  • Economics and policy knowledge
  • Quality and safety in healthcare settings
  • Infectious diseases
  • Project management
  • Epidemiological methods
  • SAS
  • Community health
  • Healthcare surveillance
  • Project management/design
  • People management and leadership
  • Health communication
  • Healthcare process evaluation and improvement
  • Clinical knowledge
  • R coding
  • Scientific writing

To explore career outcomes for residential master's students at the School of Public Health, visit our career services page.

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