Career Paths in Public Health

Biomedical Informatics studies the use of information and information technology to improve individual health, health care, public health and biomedical research.

Common Career Paths:

  • Software Engineer
  • Senior Analytic
  • Technical Support
  • Research Associate
  • Data Scientist

Biostatistics is one of the primary fields in the science and practice of public health, relating statistical information to concrete health issues as they affect human populations.

Common Career Paths:

  • Statistical Analyst
  • Research Statistician
  • Biostatistician
  • Surveillance Program Administrator
  • Data Scientist
  • Senior Data Manager

Clinical Translational Science isintended for clinicians who would like additional training in the methods most applicable for research in applied clinical settings. It draws on the tools of biostatistics and epidemiology along with important considerations such as law and ethics.

Common Career Paths:

  • General Surgeon
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Dermatology Resident

Environmental Health looks at how environments impact health and a desire to find solutions to the challenges of environmental effects on the health of communities. 

Common Career Paths:

  • Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
  • Environmental Manager
  • Health and Safety Officer
  • Air Quality Specialist
  • Ground Water Protection Specialist
  • Environmental Sanitation Engineer

Epidemiology focuses on patterns of disease, disability and injury and applies that information to the control of health problems.

Common Career Paths:

  • Public Health Epidemiologist
  • Infection Prevention Officer
  • Risk Analyst
  • Academic Research Epidemiologist
  • Field Epidemiologist
  • Epidemiology Investigator

Health Behavior and Health Promotionis to enable people to increase control over and improve their health.

Common Career Paths:

  • Health Educator (I.e. sex education, substance abuse, disease, health disparities)
  • Health Promotion (I.e. smoking cessation, water/sanitation projects, childhood health)
  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Coordinator of drug-alcohol prevention
  • Community Health Specialist
  • Public Health Analyst

Veterinary Public Health address the problems of infectious diseases transmissible from animals to humans, food safety and food security, emergency response and preparedness, as well as animal health and biomedical research.

Common Career Paths:

  • Epidemiology Investigator
  • EIS Officer
  • Quality Assurance Technologist
  • Epidemiologist and Environmental Health Technician