Public health professionals work in both the public and private sectors. The Public Health Major is one who enjoys the fields of medicine and science, but also the public policy or political science aspects of the major. With a Public Heath Degree, you will find work in local, state, or federal health departments. The jobs available at health departments range from Food Safety Inspectors to Health Educators; from Policy Analysts to Epidemiologists. Other public health professionals will find work in university systems as researchers.

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  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Student Associations

Delta Omega is the honorary society for graduate studies in public health. The society was founded in 1924 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. There are currently 68 chapters throughout the United States and abroad. Visit
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest, largest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world. Visit
Includes information about the IDSA, a career center, newsroom, practice guidelines, and journals and publications. Visit
The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the oldest and largest student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Visit