Public Health Careers

Career and Educational Possibilities in Public Health

Public Health Careers: Health care administrator, Environmental health specialist, Community health worker, Health program coordinator, Global health analyst, Health educator

A wide variety of options are available for students pursuing a career in public health. At COCC, students interested in immediate employment can complete the Community Health Worker or Peer Support Specialist training, which prepares them for front-line, entry-level work in public health. Students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree can complete their Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree. The AAOT provides a strong foundational understanding of public health while aligning general education courses with the intended transfer institution. Whatever path is preferred, students work closely with their advisor to develop an academic plan to help meet career goals.

Oregon Coalition of Local Health Officials(CLHO)--

Public Health Career Resources

CLHO staff support local public health officials through workforce development, communications, advocacy, and working closely with OHA and other partners to ensure LPHAs have the resources and support they need to serve their communities. Public Health departments across Oregon are hiring.  We are happy to connect you to a great career in local Public Health. You can explore current job openings and resources to help you in your job search by visiting here at Oregon CLHO Public Health Career Resources




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Career Connected Learning Central Oregon Website

The health care industry is seeing a surge in the need for high-quality graduates to work in nearly every aspect of the health care field. There are many career paths in this field from direct patient care to public health to medical administration and more. If you wish to further explore educational and professional Health Career opportunities in Central Oregon please visit Career Connected Learning Central Oregon