Career Information

Healthcare jobs in general are projected to add more than 2 million jobs to the economy over the next seven years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median annual wage in 2017 for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations was $64,770.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of a Willamette education, our public health graduates will be well prepared to serve as advocates and leaders among the next generation of public health practitioners. Here’s a look at some careers related to public health, according to publichealth.org:

Emergency Management

  • Emergency response specialist
  • Diseases preparedness researcher
  • Bioterrorism researcher

 Environmental Health

  • State or federal environmentalist
  • Public health engineer
  • Environmental health technician

 Epidemiology and Research

  • Database administrator
  • Vaccine researcher
  • Disease Ecologist

 Global Health

  • HIV/AIDS research associate
  • International NGO aid worker
  • Global infectious disease analyst

 Medical Practice

  • Public health physician
  • Public health nurse

 Mental Health

  • Health and wellness manager
  • Health program coordinator
  • Behavioral research scientist

 Public Health Education

  • Nurse educator
  • Health teacher
  • Academic policy advisor

 Public Policy and Administration

  • Public health researcher
  • Healthcare policy analyst
  • Health services manager

 Social and behavioral science

  • Evaluation specialist
  • Intervention researcher
  • Addiction treatment program developer