Career Opportunities

The following links provide information on public health careers, internships, fellowships, and current job postings.

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

This site provides internships and fellowships to students in the United States. Research funding is also offered. Look under "training."

American Public Health Association

National Association of County & City Health Officials

This web page contains links to local health departments and other public health positions.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

You can view job opportunities and post a job opportunity.

American College of Preventive Medicine

Ohio Public Health Association

This is the state affiliate of the American Public Health Association. It offers the opportunity to post your resume to look for job opportunities in Ohio. Check out the career mart tab for Ohio job opportunities.  

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

This is the online source for jobs in the fields of health, physical education, recreation, and dance.

Public Health Employment Connection

Sponsored by Emory University, a large listing of employment opportunities available all over the United States. This is another really good listing.


This site provides guidance on resumes, salary information, and allows you to search for jobs all over the United States..


This site gives you the opportunity to search for jobs in public health (and for employers to post opportunities).

Public Health Jobs Worldwide

A weekly electronic newspaper that lists job openings in public health programs around the world.

CDC Opportunities

Public health training fellowships--fellowships for students and graduates are listed on this page.

Public health associate--for future public health professionals with a recent bachelor's or master's degree and an interest in public service and public health. This is a 2-year training program with hands-on experience.

Web Sites on Public Health Careers

What Kind of Careers Are Available in Public Health?

From the Minnesota Department of Public Health, stories, and descriptions of jobs in public health.

Pfizer Public Health Books

Books from Pfizer on public health, including The Faces of Public Health, The Pfizer Guide to Careers in Public Health, Milestones in Public Health, and Moments in Leadership: Case Studies in Public Health Policy and Practice.

Web Sites on Developing your Resume or Curriculum Vitae

There are several differences between a resume and a curriculum vitae (CV). A CV is longer (often more than two pages), with a more detailed synopsis of your background and skills. A CV includes a summary of your educational and academic background, teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations, and other details. Depending on the purpose, you may need different versions of your resume or CV.

Curriculum Vitae Development

Association of American Medical Colleges

This includes a template for a time when you become involved with professional associations, have publications, get grants, etc.

Job Search

Lots of links to useful resources and sample CVs.

Resume Writing

Rockport Institute

How to write a masterpiece of a resume  

JobStar Central

Job search guide from your local public library. Resume examples and other tips 

Career Resources

A number of good career resources, including the ResumeTutor, an interactive tutor guide that walks you through putting your resume together from the University of Minnesota.