Career Opportunities for MPH Graduates

Exceptional Job Growth is Expected in the Public Health Sector

Employment of professionals in public health careers is expected to grow by 37 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.* Qualified applicants with the proper credentials and the right education cannot only get a great job but also gain a rewarding career in the growing field of public health services. Creighton’s online Master of Public Health gives you the opportunity to do just that.

Communities Need Public Health Experts

Creighton’s online MPH doesn’t just bring positive change and progress to communities in need, but it positions you for a high-level leadership role in public health. As a public health specialist, you will help others live healthy lives by developing initiatives that create awareness and address the specific needs of individuals or groups of people who lack access to quality health care. There are millions of people in need of health care, and Creighton’s online MPH program will give you the skills necessary to serve a large portion of them.

The online program takes your compassion to promote change and help others and turns it into a rewarding career. Get the knowledge and skills that businesses, not-for-profit and public sector entities need to deliver quality health care.

Careers for MPH Graduates Span a Variety of Industries

With a Masters of Public Health from Creighton University, you will become a desirable candidate for a number of health care careers across a variety of different industries and sectors, including:

  • Civic affairs
  • Community design
  • Education
  • Health-related activities
  • Housing
  • International development
  • Transportation

Public Health Areas of Expertise

In order to obtain a public health role, professionals should have advanced knowledge of the most critical aspects related to identifying, creating and executing health care programs and policies. Those areas of expertise most critical to a business or community include:

  • Health and administrative policy: Professionals should understand policy process and how to advocate for change. A thorough understanding of past policies is necessary, as it helps to form future policies. Policy knowledge is also necessary to interact with advocacy groups.
  • Analytic methods: Understanding a wide variety of analytic methods is essential. Professionals need to have knowledge of epidemiology, biostatistics, qualitative and quantitative analysis in today’s public health positions.
  • Technology and information: Public health professionals need an understanding of information technology, social media and mobile applications.
  • Budgeting and finance: While finance is not a large component of public health, a general understanding of budgeting, resource sustainability and other financial business skills is becoming essential.
  • Communications: Integrating public health policies takes sound communication skills. Public health professionals should be able to effectively communicate with multiple audiences and through a variety of platforms, including writing grants, crafting and posting journal articles via social media and using technology to advocate for policy changes.

Creighton’s online MPH program addresses these core areas and provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform at the highest levels of the public health sector. Graduates of Creighton’s Master of Public Health can pursue a variety of different careers within the field, including:

  • Health Services Manager
  • Health and Safety Engineer
  • Public Health Adviser
  • Public Health Project Manager
  • Community Health Worker
  • Health Educator
  • Field Investigator
  • Research Analyst

Be the Difference

There are an incredible diverse number of career opportunities that fall under the umbrella of public health. Creighton can prepare you to be a driving force of good in the world while also achieving a rewarding career in public health. To learn more about Creighton University’s online Master of Public Health, call 866.717.6365 or simply request more information.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Health Educators, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/health-educators.htm (visited Nov. 18, 2013).