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Careers in Public Health

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An education at the Yale School of Public Health equips students with the toolkit to discover and apply high-impact solutions to the world’s most pressing health problems. YSPH and the doors it opens are for individuals who are passionate about the well-being of populations, admire innovation and creativity, and seek careers that resonate broadly and enact tangible change.

Part and parcel of YSPH’s commitment to broad impact is its encouragement of interdisciplinary and creative thinking. A public health education makes room for the analytics of statistics and hard sciences, the behavioral considerations of psychology and sociology, and the process-oriented skill sets of management, politics, and advocacy. This interdisciplinary focus not only creates an inclusive ecosystem of ideas, backgrounds, and interests but also encourages collaboration and cross-pollination between fields. For students juggling passions or looking to apply multiple fields of study, a public health degree offers the opportunity to ensure that any range of interests has impact and purpose.

Access to an outstanding network of academic and professional resources helps our graduates learn about and pursue many different career pathways, such as:

  • Consulting
  • Biotechnology & Pharma
  • Government – local, national, and federal
  • Non-profits
  • Hospitals/Health Systems
  • Research
  • International Development
  • Communications
  • Health Tech

In addition to entering the workforce, YSPH graduates may pursue advanced degrees in medicine, law, public health, and business. No matter what path a Yale Public Health education takes you, the rigorous training and practical experience gained will enable you to address some of the world’s most pressing health challenges.