A. Social Media
Set Google alerts to let you know of new postings on various topics.
American Public Health Association (APHA): Career Development
Academy Health: Professional Development Catalogue
D. Continuing Education
CDC State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Professionals Gateway
National Association of County & City Health Officers (NACCHO)
South Central Public Health Training Center
State University of New York, Albany School of Public Health
C. Student Tips
By becoming a student member of MPHA, you join a community of professionals and advocates committed to strengthening Mississippi’s public health system. Not only will your professional network expand, but you will also help build a stronger voice for public health in Mississippi. You will also be exposed to many different professionals in many different areas of Public Health that may give you guidance as you choose the career path that best suits you.
I. Getting Started
When looking at different careers in Public Health, be sure to research potential salaries and growth opportunities within each position. You can then learn the basics of networking, resume writing and interviewing. The sites below will be great resources as you seek to find the career path for you.
Help a Student Find Their Way To A Medical Career
The Rural Medical Scholars program is an exciting summer opportunity for academically talented high school students between their junior and senior years. The program encourages students interested in pursuing a career as a primary care physician. Talented students from across the state will be given the opportunity to attend Mississippi State University for 5 weeks this summer (May 28-June 29), take two pre-med courses (biology and sociology), and observe doctors at practice. Other than a nominal $100 registration fee after acceptance and their food expenses during the program, there are no charges to the Scholars. Tuition, textbooks, and housing are all provided by the program. Applications must be postmarked no later than Monday, March 20, 2017.
Information on the program can be found at www.extension.msstate.edu/rms or contact Ann Sansing, Program Director at 662-325-4043 or email@example.com
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook
II. Job Boards
Since Public Health positions overlap many disciplines, they are often hard to define. The job boards below should help you while search, as they are tailored for Public Health positions.
American Public Health Association
Association of Schools of Public Health
Emory University’s Public Health Employment Connection
George Washington School of Public Health Job Database
Society of Public Health Educators
National Association of City and County Health Officers
American Hospital Association Career Center
Academy of Management (primarily academic positions)