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Professional Resources

Now that you’ve completed your MPH specializing in Social and Behavioral Sciences, what is the next step? There are several careers you can pursue with a MPH, such as: Health Educator, Program Planner or Director, Research Coordinator and Behavioral Scientist. Furthermore these positions are available at many different avenues including local and state health departments, non-for profit, private and government organizations. Additional information on Public health opportunities can be found in Advancing Healthy Populations: the Pfizer guide to Careers in Public Health. For more information on this publication and to order a copy, visit Pfizer Public Health and Policy Group publications.

Local Resources
The University of Florida Career Resource Center located at the Rietz Union offers various career advancement workshops including Resume Builder, Mastering a Job Search, and Interviewing Skills. In addition you may also visit the CRC for one-on-one assistance with job searching and resume critiques. For more information you may visit the UF Career Resource Center or call (352) 392-1601.

Public Health Career Links
Here are some useful internet resources to finding a career in public health. Some of which you may be familiar with, others you may not. A few of the sites may require membership to view job postings, however most just require you pre-register on their site, which is free. Additionally many of these websites provide links partnering public health organizations.

American Public Health Association

Society for Public Health Education

Rollins SPH (Emory) Web Site Public Health Employment Connection

Public Health Jobs

National Association of County & City Officials

Association of Schools of Public Health

National Commission for health Education Credentialing

International Public Health Career Links
If you are interested in pursuing a career in international health you may want to consider researching the following agencies. They are some of the leading multilateral, bilateral, private, and Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in international Public Health Programs. Furthermore, if you have any additional questions about international careers you may contact Dr. Burns at

World Health Organization

Pan American Health Organization/ WHO

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute of Health

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Academy for Education Development

Doctors without Borders

Save the Children

United States Agency for International Development

The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis

Catholic Relief Service

United Nation Development Program

Peace Corps


International Committee of the Red Cross

Clinton Foundation

Carter Foundation

The United Nations Population Fund


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This page was last updated Sep. 16, 2008.