Careers for an online Master of
Public Health

There are a number of career paths for online MPH graduates. The following data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics outlines the earning potential and growth rates of related job titles. Additionally, jobs for MPH-credentialed professionals span the public, private, corporate, and government sectors.



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Median wage: $70,820

Opportunities for epidemiologists can typically be found in city and state government, medical foundations, and large employers like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Employers often include:

  • State and local health departments
  • Hospitals
  • Colleges and universities
  • Federal government agencies

Medical and Health Services Manager

Median wage: $96,540

This category covers a wide variety of positions that plan, direct, and coordinate health care delivery. Employers can include health systems, hospitals, health care insurers, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, or non-governmental organizations.

Employers often include:

  • Hospitals and health systems
  • Individual and family services agencies
  • Home health care agencies
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Outpatient care centers

Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

Median wage: $70,920

Careers for occupational health and safety specialists can be found within industry and government. Some of the top employers include the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Labor, Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), and the Department of Health at the state or local level.

Employers often include:

  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Management, scientific, and
    technical consulting services
  • Hospitals: state, local, and private

Public Health Analyst

Median wage: $60,619

Get the skills to provide solutions to community health and social issues by conducting and analyzing research behind the scenes. These public health professionals work to analyze health data, develop reports, and identify opportunities for improvement in the public health field.

Employers often include:

  • Hospitals and health systems
  • Government
  • Management, scientific, and technical consulting services
  • Federal government agencies