Careers in Health Promotion

Filing Cabinet Those who graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Public Health with the health promotion emphasis have a myriad of career options. The following list gives a general idea of career settings:
  • Federal, state, and local health agencies
  • Relief agencies
  • Crisis centers
  • Substance abuse centers and agencies
  • Centers for the aging
  • Worksite wellness
  • Advocacy organizations
  • Consulting firms

The median salary for health promotion specialists is $41,830/year. Although local communities may vary, the national job outlook “expects to grow by 21% from 2012-2022 [which is] faster than average,” as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The book 101 Careers in Public Health can be a valuable resource for students looking for information on a specific career within Public Health. See the student secretaries in 4103 LSB to check out a copy.