Public Health Careers

What Can You Do With a Public Health Degree?

At the University of Michigan School of Public Health, students utilize an interdisciplinary education to pursue careers and jobs in diverse fields with the skills they need to serve communities with public health solutions that have deep and lasting impact.

Our alumni drive positive change at nonprofit organizations, hospitals, insurance companies, universities, research firms, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and local and national government organizations. They lead and support meaningful research conducted around the globe. They chose Michigan because, like you, they were seeking careers focused on service, compassion, and achievement.

96%
of recent graduates employed or pursuing advanced degree
32%
of recent graduates are enrolled in further study or engaged in a fellowship, internship or residency

Where Our Graduates Are Working

logos of companies where Michigan Public Health alumni work

Careers in Public Health: What types of jobs can you get with a bachelor’s degree in public health?

  • Chronic Disease Management Coordinator
  • Clinical Infectious Disease Specialist
  • Community Activist
  • Data Analyst
  • Disaster Preparedness Coordinator
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Food Service Sanitarian
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Health Communications Specialist
  • Health Educator
  • Peace Corps Volunteer


Potential Employers

  • City, county and state health departments
  • Federal governmental health organizations
  • (CDC, WHO)
  • Health care delivery systems
  • Not-for-profit organizations/non-governmental
  • organizations (Planned Parenthood, American Heart Association)
  • Universities and teaching hospitals

Learn more about careers in public health

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