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Pathways to a Public Health Career

PeopleAre you looking for a profession with purpose? Do you want the work you do to benefit others, and add meaning to your life? While many professionals desire to “make a difference,” public health professionals work every day to protect and improve the health of people in their communities, and they do it by reaching many people at once.

There are a wide range of professions that make up the field of public health, but they share a common interest in prevention and a focus on the community or the population, as a whole.

Assuring clean water, air, and safe food; protecting people from diseases; assuring that people can get health care; giving people accurate health information; and promoting policies that protect and improve health are just a few examples of public health work.

About Pathways to a Public Health Career

Pathways to a Public Health Career is devoted to encouraging Minnesotans of all ages to consider pursuing a career in public health. We strive to provide basic information about the field of public health, including information on education, job opportunities and stories from practicing public health professionals.

If you are a public health employer looking to attract motivated and qualified professionals, visit Recruitment Tools and Resources.