Why Work at the Minnesota Department of Health?

The Department of Health serves all types of Minnesotans.More than just a paycheck. Our work is about people.

The best thing about working for the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is knowing that your work contributes to the health and wellness of all people in Minnesota. Minnesota is known as one of the healthiest states in the nation. Much of the credit for our good health is due to the state's strong public health system. Public health programs that promote clean water, safe food, quality health care and healthy choices are contributing to longer, healthier lives. While we may be best known for responding to disease outbreaks, promoting immunizations, or issuing "boil orders" for contaminated water, our activities are diverse and far-reaching.

We believe that employees are state government's most valuable asset. That's why competitive salaries and excellent benefits - including comprehensive medical, dental and life insurance programs, retirement, flex-time and great opportunities for advancement are offered. We believe our excellent work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employer longevity and job satisfaction. The State of Minnesota is Minnesota's largest employer - and because the scope of services that we provide to citizens is large and varied, there is an excellent chance that we have the right job for you - whatever your profession, occupation or career interest might be!

For us, a diverse workforce is essential to achieving our mission. The strength of the department lies with its employees, all extremely dedicated to protecting, maintaining and improving the public's health. Our employees work in a wide range of occupations covering more than 225 job classifications. Some examples include specialists in the areas of: planning, administration, epidemiology, scientific research, nursing, health education, health policy, environmental health, communications, research analysis and laboratory technology.

Whether you are in a clerical, technical, professional or managerial position, your work adds tremendous value to the citizens of this state.

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Updated Tuesday, December 02, 2014 at 08:41AM