Looking for a career in public health? Becoming a health protection officer could be just the career for you!
Health protection officers identify and manage potential health risks to the public.
VIDEO - Roimata Moore and Cameron Ormsby
Like Roimata Moore and Cameron Ormsby (health protection officers for the Auckland Regional Public Health Service), Health protection officers investigate and take action on public health concerns, provide advice and information, and contribute to the management of sustainable environments. See Roimata and Cameron in the video to your right.
They enjoy a mixture of fieldwork, scientific report writing and being involved with the public. Health protection officers carry out a regulatory role on behalf of the Director-General of Health and have the power to perform investigations sometimes leading to legal action.
The three main areas health protection officers are involved in are: