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Master of Public Health Career Outlook

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Master of Public Health careers are broad and varied, and for those who are passionate about changing lives for the better, they present an incredible opportunity to fill growing need in the field. An advanced degree like a Master of Public Health demonstrates your pursuit of advanced knowledge, desire to lead and a set of professional skills needed to succeed in a variety of healthcare careers and public health roles.

So why not set yourself apart in a field that is expected to see unprecedented growth in the coming decade?1

By putting you in touch with peers from a variety of professional backgrounds, helping to broaden your knowledge and challenging your understanding of how public health functions across different sectors, a master’s from Kent State University can help you build the confidence and competence to succeed in a number of public health careers.

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MPH Outcomes by the Numbers

$62,0002
Average MPH graduate salary

Salary ranges for key MPH post-graduation careers:

  • Epidemiologist: $43.5K-$100.3K3
  • Medical writer: $49.8K-$102.9K4
  • Health center administrator: $51.3K-$144.9K5
  • Management policy advisor: $90K-$150K6
  • Chief medical officer: $186.9K-$379.5K7

Because master’s degree holders earn, on average, nearly 20 percent more in salary than those with only a bachelor’s degree,8 a Master of Public Health degree could help you reach salary outcomes at or near the upper end of these ranges.

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From Our Students

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“Working in the field, you learn to master your role in public health. The MPH program opens your mind up to the entire public health system, so you understand why your role exists and understand many of the required policies associated with your profession.”
- Tony Eljallad, MPH ’17

HPM Career Paths

Online MPH graduates who have specialized in Health Policy and Management (HPM) have gone on to pursue roles that include:

  • Healthcare administrator
  • Social services director
  • Systems analyst
  • Development officer
  • Financial analyst

HPM Program Overview

SBS Career Paths

Graduates of the online MPH program who specialized in Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) have been successful in the following careers:

  • Clinical research coordinator
  • Research analyst
  • Wellness coordinator
  • Behavioral health program coordinator
  • Public health educator
  • Account specialist

SBS Program Overview

Top Employment Sectors for MPH Grads 9

  • Federal health agencies
  • Colleges/universities
  • Health departments
  • Corporate settings
  • Research facilities

Popular Cities for MPH Graduates 10

  • New York, New York
  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Atlanta, Georgia

Learn more about our specializations in Health Policy and Management and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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2. Retrieved on November 7, 2018, from payscale.com/research/US/Degree=Master_of_PublicHealth(MPH)
3. Retrieved on November 7, 2018, from payscale.com/research/US/Job=Epidemiologist/Salary
4. Retrieved on November 7, 2018, from payscale.com/research/US/Job=Medical_Writer/Salary
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7. Retrieved on November 7, 2018, from payscale.com/research/US/Job=Chief_MedicalOfficer(CMO)/Salary
8. Retrieved on November 7, 2018, from www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2018/data-on-display/education-pays.htm
9. Retrieved on November 7, 2018, from mphprogramslist.com/10-coolest-job-settings-for-masters-in-public-health-grads/
10. Retrieved on November 7, 2018, from payscale.com/research/US/Degree=Master_of_PublicHealth(MPH)/Salary#by_Skill