Public health has a broad outlook and is concerned with protecting and improving the health of groups of people rather than individuals. There are a diverse range of jobs on offer which are open to both those with and without healthcare backgrounds.
PHORCAST (Public Health Online Resource for Careers Skills and Training) - contains a wealth of careers information about working in public health and is an essential site for anyone considering working in public health. You’ll find information on the range of jobs available, profiles of professionals, how to find a job, information on courses and qualifications and international public health.
Faculty of Public Health - oversee the training of public health consultants. This profession is open to non-medics as well as doctors. The website can provide more information on the alternative routes into the profession.
Royal Society for Public Health - a good source of news and for researching public health but doesn’t contain any specific careers information.
Public health skills and careers framework - this is helpful for those starting out in their career in public health as well as professionals further on in their careers as it provides you with the competencies prospective employers will be looking for.
This article was published on Jan 24, 2011