Looking for jobs
There are many opportunities in research, healthcare, health administration and management, communications, community practice, education, health policy, regulation and law enforcement, public or government services or voluntary and non-governmental organisations. Many different governmental and non-governmental agencies are involved in practising public health in the UK including the NHS, local councils and education authorities, the prison service, pharmacies, private businesses and charities.
Following initial study, where students learn a common core of knowledge, they can, with further experience and development, progress into roles including public health analysts, health service researchers, communicable disease control consultants, environmental epidemiologists, health policy advisors or directors of public health.
If you want more information about the variety of roles available in public health, look at the careers, roles and job requirements section of the website.
There are many websites with information about the various jobs on offer in public health:
- Health jobs and careers websites
- General careers advice websites
- Government jobs and careers websites
- Voluntary work websites
General job advertisement websites
If you are searching for jobs, searching by job title alone is not likely to turn up all the relevant information (because job titles are rarely consistent throughout the UK). You will probably find it more useful to search by broader terms relating to the public health area to which the job belongs or the duties of the job.
Examples of useful keywords are:
When you find an advertisement that interests you and you wish to submit an application, you may want to read some advice on Developing my Curriculum Vitae (CV) .
- Useful careers websites handout
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- Looking for jobs handout
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