Master’s In Public Health: Job Opportunities

Updated on August 28, 2023

Have you finished studying your masters in public health, but aren’t sure what to do next? Or maybe you have just started and want to be aware of your options? Your masters in public health can lead you to a wide variety of job options, and today we are going to talk about the top five most popular careers. Want to see what else you can do with your MPH? Read more here. 

Public Health Educator:

The role of a public health educator is ultimately to teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. To do this, they collect data and discuss their concerns with communities and other health professionals. Some of their duties include:

  • Organizing events to talk about different health topics
  • Helping people cope with medical conditions
  • Analyzing data to develop new health management programs
  • Assisting individuals to find the information they need in regards to health
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of health programs 

Healthcare Consultant:

The role of a healthcare consultant is to examine the productivity and profit of an organization. After analyzing data, they then provide advice on how to fix any issues. Some of their job requirements include:

  • Analyzing a company or business
  • Prepare research reports
  • Interview new employees
  • Implement new processes and systems
  • Develop solutions


An epidemiologist’s role is to analyze specific data that can then be used to discover how diseases originated, how they spread, and if they can be treated. Some of their duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Presenting their findings and analysis data
  • Developing medical practice budgets
  • Designing clinical trials, research, and tests before implementing them
  • Develop a medical research methodology

Healthcare Administrator: 

Healthcare administrators take care of the day to day operations within a medical facility or hospital. They ensure everything runs smoothly, and that the hospital has enough staff to patients. Some of their job requirements include:

  • Hiring new staff
  • Maintaining patient records
  • Inform staff of new policies/procedure changes
  • Ensure departments are complying with regulations
  • Respond to patients, doctors, and nurses

Public Health Project Manager:

The role of a public health project manager is to develop and monitor projects that are implemented within a community. They look at improving the overall well being of a community or group of individuals. Some of the tasks they are issued with include:

  • Creating and sticking to budgets
  • Creating project procedures
  • Implementing quality assurance procedures
  • Conducting reviews and checks and documenting this
  • Delegating responsibilities to the team 

So there you have it! Today we have only looked at five of the most popular jobs to use with your Masters in Public Health. However, there are still many other job opportunities out there. You need to remember always to do your research, so that you can find the perfect career for you.

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