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) - with a wealth of careers information, this is an essential site for anyone considering working in public health. You’ll find information on the range of roles available, how to find a job, training and qualifications. There are also profiles of professionals, as well as information about public health in the four UK health systems.
Public health skills and careers framework - from PHORCAST, this provides you with the competencies prospective employers will be looking for - a helpful resource for those starting out in their career in public health as well as professionals further on in their careers.
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.
This article was published on Nov 11, 2013