Other public health careers
There are many other public health jobs which may suit your personality and career aspirations. Examples include:
- Public health managers: who scope the work and manage public health teams.
- Epidemiologists: who study diseases in populations and assist in assessing health needs.
- Researchers: who research and evaluate social factors involved in health and safety.
- Programme managers: who manage large programmes of work on key issues.
- People with generic skills: eg, contract management, service planning, and systems management and administration.
Together all these people plan, implement programmes and monitor change in priority areas of health and safety.
Public health employment: what qualifications are needed?
Most public health positions require some form of tertiary study. This may be a non-degree tertiary programme, (such as a foundation certificate course); a university degree, or a post-graduate degree. Requirements vary according to the career you choose.
Increasingly, some form of tertiary study in public health is required.
Further information about:
Other health careers
For information about other general health careers, see the health careers website.