Are there jobs in Public Health?
Yes! The needs in public health are screaming from your newspapers and televisions everyday: Avian flu, toxic spills, the epidemic of obesity, and many more health problems. What you don’t hear quite as much about is the growing need for public health professionals. As the baby-boomers are aging, they are also retiring. The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) estimates that, by 2020, 250,000 more public health workers will be needed to protect and promote the health of the US population. Many positions in every area of public health are available now, waiting for well-trained, competent individuals to fill them. Please see the What is Public Health page for more information.