Careers: Associate of Science in Public Health

November 15, 2021
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What can you do with a degree in Public Health?

Graduates of this associate degree may work within public health in administration or entry-level roles such as community health worker, healthcare administrator, health informatics specialist or health educator.

What is Next After My Graduation with the AS in Public Health?

Students may consider pursuing a Bachelor in Public Health while working, to open the door to a wider variety of careers in public health and provide upward mobility in their career field. After earning a bachelor degree, students may also choose to work toward a Master in Public Health.

Employment Opportunities for Graduates

This degree allows students to transition into a community health role or healthcare administration role. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects employment of community health workers to grow 13 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. According to the BLS, the median annual wage for health education specialists was $55,220 in May 2019.

Students who choose to earn a bachelor’s degree in Public Health may work in other roles such as a research assistant, biostatistician, or environmental engineer.

Professionals in public health work in a variety of settings such as:

  • Healthcare organizations
  • Health insurance companies
  • Retail organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Government roles within the health department or in disaster readiness

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