College of Health and Human Services

Job Opportunities

Graduates in public health or health education typically work in one of a number of possible venues:

  • Local or state health departments and other tax-supported agencies
  • Voluntary health agencies (e.g. American Cancer Society)
  • Worksite employee wellness programs or employee assistance programs
  • Insurance agencies that sponsor employee wellness programs
  • State or federal agencies (e.g. OSHA)
  • Medical care settings (e.g. community clinics)
  • School health settings (e.g. after-school programs)
  • Colleges or universities (e.g. student recreation centers, student medical clinics)
  • Faith community settings (e.g. church-based programs)

Many graduates of our program have found satisfying employment opportunities in the types of organizations listed above. The potential job market is extended for those willing to relocate. Many graduates find additional or specialized certifications that provide them with additional employment options. Average starting salaries for public health graduates range from $ 35,000 to $ 40,000.

Multiple websites from professional associations, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and for profit companies provide job opportunity information. Here is a list of them for students to consider. Students are encouraged to search for additional resources and/or consult with UT's Career Services.

Listed websites are for students to consider only. No endorsement or certification for any of above websites is intended.
Last Updated: 2/8/18