Job Resources

  • PublicHealthJobs.net

    The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) hosts this job board. It’s strength lies in the variety of positions posted in fields such as epidemiology, biostatistics, health administration, and many more. The ASPPH offers reciprocity for the students and alumni of member schools; these students can access the career services offices at any ASPPH member school, and the job board lists contact information for each department. Registration is free but required to apply to jobs.

    • Approximately 400 job postings
    • New jobs added daily
    • Comprehensive contact list of ASPPH schools with career services
    • Option to save jobs using “My Bookbag”
    • Ability to save search terms
    • Relevant private sector, not-for-profit and federal government career links
  • NACCHO Career Network

    A service of the National Association of County & City Health Officials, this board offers featured jobs and job alerts within sectors such as Academic Medical Groups, Advocacy/Non-profits, Correctional Health/Medicine, Hospice, and more. Registration is required to apply for any positions listed on the site.

    • Nearly 12,000 job postings from over 900 employers
    • Jobs updated weekly
    • Access to NACCHO Toolbox – resources from public health community
  • ASTHO Job Bank

    The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials’ job board offers a user friendly method of applying to and posting jobs for both job seekers and employers. It’s strength lies in the ability to search for jobs by specific job function, industry or state. The ASTHO Job Bank goes a step further than other boards, allowing users to search for positions outside of the US.

    • Over 1,000 job postings
    • Jobs updated daily
    • Access to career coaching and a content library
  • USAJOBS Resource Center

    If interested in pursuing federal careers in public health, this is where to begin your search. Positions in the CDC, FDA and many other government agencies are posted here. Jobs listed are from across the country; this board is a great place to check out what’s available in the current market. Registration is free but required to submit applications and post resumes. This site also features helpful guides to show users how to search more efficiently, including an exhaustive list of job series numbers for a wide variety of college majors.

    • Approximately 5,000 jobs in health industry
    • Updated as federal jobs become available
    • Ability to search for jobs in public health using relevant series numbers
    • Access to USAJOBS Resource Center with tips and tutorials
  • Public Health Law Career Tool

    The Network for Public Health Law provides a user-friendly portal that links job seekers to the career pages for their specialization. Choose from three broad options and filter your search down to specific company postings. The Public Health Law Career Tool may not host the job postings themselves, but the connections they provide are valuable and provide quick and easy access. Thorough descriptions of each department, organization or firm listed make it easy to determine which will be applicable to job seekers.

    • Up-to-date links to events and announcements in public health law
    • Links to register for public health webinars
    • Access to a regularly updated public health law blog
  • SOPHE Career Connection

    The Society for Public Health Education hosts this board and posts opportunities for health education professionals. Though registration is required to apply to or post jobs, it’s free to do so and doesn’t require a membership within SOPHE.

    • Approximately 300 job postings in public health education
    • Job postings from nearly 100 different employers
    • Intermittent posting updates as jobs become available

Licensure and Certification

Certified in Public Health

The CPH is the only credential in the field that demonstrates knowledge of key public health sciences and commitment to public health through continuing education. With a strong focus on emerging public health issues, the CPH certification distinguishes those who hold it from others in the field. To be eligible to sit for the National Board of Public Health Examiners Certified in Public Health exam, candidates must either hold a graduate degree in public health, be in the process of earning a graduate degree in the field or have a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of experience. After passing the exam, you must meet the continuing education requirement to maintain the credential.

Certification in Infection Control

Public health professionals working in epidemiology may seek CIC certification. This requires taking a computer-based test (CBT). To be eligible to take the test, you must have a post-secondary degree from an accredited academic facility and sufficient experience in infection prevention (see site for specifics). Certification signifies your commitment to growth in the field of epidemiology.

Certified Health Education Specialist

The CHES exam is designed to assess whether or not a candidate is competent in the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Education Specialists. This certification is based entirely on academic requirements such as passing the exam and satisfying the continuing education requirement to maintain the national credit. The Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), however, requires at least five years of work experience in the field as well.


Conferences

  • American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

    Chicago, IL | October 31-November 4, 2015

    APHA’s Annual Meeting & Exposition brings health professional together to learn, network and engage with one another. The focus is on strengthening the profession of public health, promoting best practices, advocating for public health issues and policies and sharing the latest research and information. Scientific sessions, general sessions and social events make up the bulk of the event.

  • Society for Public Health Education Annual Meeting

    Charlotte, NC | March 30-April 1, 2016

    The Society for Public Health Education Annual Meeting presents the latest health education and promotion programs, paradigms and strategies. Future trends in the industry are discussed and networking is encouraged. Certified continuing education for health education specialists is offered as well.

  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Annual Meeting

    Salt Lake City, UT | September 30-October 1, 2015

    The ASTHO Annual Meeting attracts a wide variety of public health professionals. This conference boasts the opportunity to strategize and build relationships with senior state and territorial leaders on national public health priorities. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Creating the Conditions for Health in Our States and Territories.”

  • National Association of County & City Health Officials Annual Meeting

    To be announced

    NACCHO’s annual event aims to address the needs and concerns of local health officials. Attendees can expect an interactive setting for health professionals from around the country to examine strategies, share ideas and plan ways to sustain and reinvent their organizations.

  • National Network of Public Health Institutes Annual Conference

    To be announced

    The NNPHI Conference highlights the work of the nation’s public health institutes. Topics covered include health equity, evidence-based public health and sustainability of public health institutes. Discussions occur in formal sessions, skill building workshops, roundtable discussions, breakout sessions, collaborative practice design labs and networking events.