Careers in Community Health Science & Policy

Healthcare now employs nine percent of the U.S. workforce and is projected to become the job sector in our economy. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that “Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.  As the large baby boom population ages and people remain active later in life, there should be increased demand for healthcare services.”

Many career paths are available to CHSP graduates, and career flexibility across these paths is common.  This program prepares students for careers in public health leadership such as program or project managers, community advocates in government and non-governmental agencies. Students can also explore careers as policy analysts, evaluation scientists, community change facilitators, health educators, health promotion specialists, health information system managers, medical and health services managers, prevention coordinators, public health advisors, quality management coordinators, and research assistants. CHSP also has a special commitment to health policy, which has led graduates to roles in State and Federal agencies and professional associations and foundations.

Healthcare leaders influence the lives of thousands of people daily.  In the true spirit of public health, healthcare managers pursue a social mission of improving the health of communities served by adhering to high ethical standards. Their work may occur in organizations that deliver health services, or in the policy arena through public and not for profit agencies.