Looking for an entry level job or internship in public health? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.
Because Public Health is interdisciplinary you can enter a number of fields depending on your interests; some possibilities for new and recent grads include health education, policy, communications, and research (including biostatistics and epidemiology). What you do in a typical day depends on which area of public health you enter, but you might analyze data, write a report, contact media about a health initiative, or teach a health class. Some of the top employers include public health departments, government agencies, research institutions, nonprofits, and medical facilities.
A bachelor’s degree in a field related to your interests is necessary for most jobs in public health. A master’s degree will help, but practical experience is more helpful.
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