Professional Development

A. Social Media

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B. General

American Public Health Association (APHA): Career Development

Academy Health: Professional Development Catalogue

Daily Writing Tips Career Advice

Time Thoughts

The Free Management Library

Quintessential Careers

RN to MSN Programs

D. Continuing Education

Certified in Public Health

CDC Learning Connection

CDC State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Professionals Gateway

National Association of County & City Health Officers (NACCHO)

South Central Public Health Training Center

Public Health Foundation

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 or contact Ann Sansing, Program Director at 662-325-4043 or 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook


Undercover Recruiter

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

MS State Personnel Board

Society of Public Health Educators

National Association of City and County Health Officers

American Hospital Association Career Center

Academy of Management (primarily academic positions) 

American College of Healthcare Executives Job Center