Public health officials monitor the health and well-being of communities, including assessing health problems and hazards, assuring access to healthcare, and formulating public policies related to healthcare issues. Health promotion and disease-prevention are stressed. Public health officials are often trained in epidemiology, biostatistics, nutrition, management, and public policy.
Jobs are available in non-profit organizations, clinics, government agencies, and industry. Many public health training programs are Master’s-level programs, which can be completed in approximately two years.
For more information on public health careers, see the ASPH Web page and the 'What is Public Health?' Web page.