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If you are interested in the promotion and protection of people’s health and the communities in which they live, you might consider exploring careers in public health and health promotion. Careers in this field focus on educating the public to promote healthy and safe behaviors, preventing, detecting, and responding to disease outbreaks and the spread of infectious diseases, conducting research, and crafting and implementing policies that improve and protect public health.
Below is a non-exhaustive list of sample roles for students and alums interested in careers in public health and health promotion including potential internships, post-grad entry points, higher-level positions, and a sample list of Chicagoland organizations focused in public health and health promotion. Roles in this area can be found in a wide range of sectors, including at nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools & universities, hospitals, clinics, businesses, and private companies.
*Note: These are common job titles for individuals graduating with a Bachelor's degree*
*Note: These are common job titles for individuals that have obtained a Master's degree or hold many years of professional experience*
Professional associations offer excellent opportunities for staying up-to-date on industry issues, trends, and research, as well as opportunities for networking and finding jobs and internships. Below are a few public health and health policy-related professional associations to get you started (click here for more tips on how to effectively engage with professional groups).