So, What Do You Do in Public Health?

Apr 13, 2012, 3:45 PM, Posted by NewPublicHealth

Q: What can I do with a career in public health? Tell me what you do.

A: "As a Communications Watch Officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I research public health emergencies and the communications equipment used during… emergency responses." – Excerpt from “I Am Public Health

In recognition of National Public Health Week, which ended last week, the Association of Schools of Public Health has just launched an “I Am Public Health” web app to help students at schools of public learn about career opportunities. Responses from thousands of public health professionals in positions from NGOs to academia include job title, key focus of the job and salary range.

Want to add your anonymous information to the app? Take this survey.

>>Weigh In: Do you have a public health job you think students would be excited by? Tell us what you do and how you’ve made a difference in the comments below.

>>Check out more interesting public health jobs in our Faces of Public Health series.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF New Public Health blog.