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What Can I do with this Public Health Degree?

Health Educator1

If your desire is to help people lead better, healthier lives, a public health degree can set you up for a number of careers serving the health and wellness needs of your community. And there’s a growing need for these professionals. In fact, jobs for health educators are expected to grow 11 percent over the next several years. Currently, the median annual salary for these public service health professionals is $48,860.

Human Service Assistant2

Just want to get your foot in the door? From nursing homes to fitness training, a public service degree could also open doors to other related careers, including that of a caseworker or community coordinator. Job openings for Social and Human Service Assistants are projected to grow 17 percent by 2030 with a median salary of $37,610.

Or you could pursue a career outside of health or human services altogether. The insights you’ll gain will help you prepare for any job that requires critical thinking and people skills as well as a professional demeanor – from business to customer service to office work.


  • Health Educator
  • Community Health Worker
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Community Health Consultant
  • Director of Wellness Programs
  • Community Nutrition Educator
  • Health Program Representative
  • Caseworker
  • Advocate
  • Family Support Worker
  • Human Services Program Specialist

"17 Percent" Projected Growth Rate for Health Educators by 20301

1Health Educators
2Human Service Assistants