Career Opportunities for Alumni and MPH Students
The links below provide information on public health careers and current job postings.
Certified in Public Health exam (CPH). The exam covers the areas of knowledge relevant to contemporary public health and general principles. The examination was crafted to assess a person's knowledge of these competencies, regardless of the emphasis area of expertise. To be able to sit for the exam, your MPH must come from a CEPH accredited school or program.
Certified Health Education Specialist exam (CHES). The exam is a competency-based tool used to measure possession, application and interpretation of knowledge in the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Education Specialists delineated by A Competency-Based Framework for Health Education Specialists 2015.
Kansas State University Career Center Hundreds of employers from across the country visit K-State each year to hold interviews at the Career Center. These employers consistently hire K-Staters and are actively recruiting new interns and employees. On-campus interviews provide a convenient opportunity for students to interview with many prominent employers without leaving campus.
American College of Preventive Medicine This site provides job listings for physicians in preventive medicine.
American Public Health Association This “Career Mart” gives you the opportunity to post your resume and look for job opportunities in the United States. It also helps employers find public health professionals.
Association of American Medical Colleges Visit their CareerConnect Service that is free to all job seekers and provides access to the
best employers and jobs in the industry.
Explore Health Careers Provides information everything you want to know about a wide variety of health careers.
Kansas Public Health Association This is the state affiliate of the American Public Health Association. See the Resources/Links page for links to other state and federal agencies.
Public Health Employment Connection This site is sponsored by Emory University, a large listing of employment opportunities available all over the United States.
PublicHealthJobs.Com This site provides guidance on resumes, salary information, and allows you to search for jobs.
PublicHealthJobs.Net This site gives you the opportunity to search for jobs in public health (and for employers to post opportunities).
Public Health Student Opportunities The Student Assembly career search engine page contains a number of good links to opportunities throughout the U.S.
SHAPE - Society of Health and Physical Educators SHAPE America provides information on professional practice and research related to health and physical educaiton, physical activity, dance and sport.
Vanderbilt MPH Career Development See "Additional Resources"
Public Health Jobs within the Federal Government
- USDA Foods Safety and Inspection Service
- USA Jobs.Gov Search on “public health” or “veterinary”
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Zintellect (Site allows you to access hundreds of research internships, fellowships, and scholarships funded by the government and private sector organizations.)
Public Health Opportunities Worldwide
- Public Health Jobs Worldwide A weekly electronic newspaper that lists job openings in public health programs around the world.
- World Health Organization
Web Sites on Public Health Careers
- Association of School of Public Health
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention See “Careers in Public Health”
Websites on Developing Your Resume or Curriculum Vitae
There are several differences between a resume and a curriculum vitae (CV). A CV is longer (often more than two pages), with a more detailed synopsis of your background and skills. A CV includes a summary of your educational and academic background, teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations, and other details. Depending on the purpose, you may need different versions of your resume or CV.
Curriculum Vitae Development
- Job Search Has lots of links to useful resources and sample CVs.
- Rockport Institute Has information on how to write a masterpiece of a resume.
- JobStar Central A job search guide from your local public library. Resume examples and other tips.
- Resume Tutor from the University of Minnesota An interactive tutor guide that walks you through putting your resume together.