Careers: Associate of Science in Public Health

Careers: Associate of Science in Public Health
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What can you do with a degree in public health?

The associate degree in public health is an open access pathway and a great way to save money on your journey to a bachelor’s degree in public health.

What is next after graduation with an associate degree in public health?

Students are strongly encouraged to continue their education, with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, to open the door to a wider variety of career options.

Professionals in the public health field can pursue a variety of careers, including:
  • Health educator
  • Health communication specialist
  • Environmental health specialist
  • Infectious disease specialist
  • Data analyst
  • Disaster preparedness coordinator
Professionals in Public Health work in a variety of settings, including:
  • Non-profit and voluntary health and human services agencies
  • Public health departments
  • Insurance companies and businesses with worksite health programs
  • University wellness/health programs
  • Public health departments at the state and community level
  • Hospitals and health clinics
  • Corporate work sites
  • Community health organizations
  • Family planning clinics

Employment outlook for graduates in the Public Health field

Occupation Median Wage Projected Growth
Health Education Specialists $62,860 5-8%
Community Health Workers $48,200 9%
Social and Community Service Managers $77,030 9%