Employment Opportunities

Public Health as a Career Choice

What is Public Health? The 10 essential Services of Public Health is a great place to start!

  1. Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems.
  2. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
  3. Inform, educate and empower people about health issues.
  4. Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems.
  5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
  6. Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  7. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable. 
  8. Assure competent public and personal healthcare workforce.
  9. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.
  10. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.

What degree should I get?

Because Public Health brings together people with diverse educational backgrounds, there is no pre-requisite educational degree to work in public health. At the undergraduate level, you do not need to major in public health to apply for a graduate-level degree, such as a Masters of Public Health.

How do I begin a career in public health?

Believe it or not, many public health professionals did not start out their career path ways knowing that they wanted to do public health. Some started their careers in public health while some used to be members of the military, librarians, teachers, nurses and lots of other professions.

What is it like to have a career in Public Health?

Public Health is everywhere, and there is something for everyone in public health. With more than 170 public health job categories, there are many ways you can use your STEM knowledge and skills to carve out public health career paths. All you need is creativity and flexibility to apply your technical interests and abilities.

It is the daily work of individual staff members, physicians, epidemiologist, communications specialists, lab scientists, accountants, lawyers, administrators, environmental health specialists, nurses and other professions that make the public health agencies run with efficiency and productivity.

The Vision of Coshocton Public Health District is to be a recognized leader in community health. Through the use of innovative, proactive and collaborative approaches we will improve conditions of health equity and wellness for all citizens of Coshocton County.