Although we will be sad to see you leave, we will be proud of what we have produced: a talented addition to the public health workforce. As you begin your career in public health, we encourage you to stay in touch with our Alumni Association. Through the Association, you have access to information, services, programs, and opportunities to connect with each other and strengthen our alma mater. Please visit us at http://www.albany.edu/alumni/ to learn more!
If you are not one of those who seek additional schooling or a short-term fellowship after graduation (or held a job all along that you do not intend to quit), you are likely looking for employment. Many of our students find employment quickly after graduation. Often, those who stay in New York have a great advantage via networking through former internship mentors. Some even translate former internships into full-time jobs. In fact, some have even stayed on campus, as they have been offered positions right here at the School. Still, others find it easy to move on elsewhere with a strong academic background with several credits of internship experience, many of which often arise from positions in New York – a state leader in public health.
Although it is preferable to minimize public health problems, their continued existence means continued jobs. Particularly in the United States, as the baby boomers age, they also retire, and the public health workforce will lose a large percentage of its workforce over the next several years. Jobs are currently available and will only continue to grow. This job market includes work in every aspect of the health care system, including federal, state and local governments, hospitals and health systems, universities, and private companies, including pharmaceuticals, advocacy organizations, and HMOs. The venues are endless, though the key goal is monitoring and improving upon the health needs of the public. Depending upon one’s focus and previous experience, one’s starting salary may range from $32,000 to $80,000, according to the Princeton Review.
Career Development Center
If you are still matriculated and have not yet registered with the Career Development Center, you may also visit http://www.albany.edu/cdc/ for information on how to:
- Receive e-mail notification of upcoming career workshops, programs, events and job fairs.
- Search internship and job listings through MonsterTRAK.
- Complete the first step in becoming eligible to participate in On-Campus Recruiting.
In addition to Monster, CareerBuilder, and similar sites, visit the following links to search jobs or find information to enhance your career:
Some Firsts: A Listing of Graduates First Positions
- Department of Health and Human Services: Presidential Management Fellow, Office of the Inspector General Program specialist.
- National Cancer Institute/NIH: Fellow, Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch
- NYS DOH: Research Scientist II, Arthropod-Borne Disease Program
- NYS DOH: School-Based Health Coordinator, Bureau of Dental Health
- NYS DOH: Principal Sanitarian, Community Environmental Health and Food Protection
- NYS DOH: EMS for Children Coordinator
- NYS DOH: Public Health Representative, Bureau of Injury Prevention
- NYS DOH: Public Health Representative II, Bureau of Health Risk
- NYS Office of Mental Health: Cultural Competency Consultant
- SUNY Albany School of Public Health: Assistant to Associate Dean for Academic Programs
- SUNY Albany Dept. of HPMB: Research Support Specialist
- SUNY Albany: Senior Academic Advisor/EOP Counselor
- University of Rochester: Strategic Planning Data Analyst
- SUNY Albany: Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities
- Center for Governmental Research, Inc.: Research Associate, Public Sector
- Oxford Health Plans/United Healthcare: Senior Provider Relations Representative
- Capital Blue Cross: Health Education Consultant
- Healthcare Association of NYS: Regulatory Policy Analyst
- St. Peter’s Addiction Recovery Center: Quality Improvement Specialist
- Senior Services of Albany: Program Assistant
- Health Research, Inc.: Health Program Administrator
- Hunterdon County Dept. of Health: Local Information Network Communications Coordinator
- Seton Health System: Contract Specialist
- Seton Health System: Program Coordinator
- Council on Children and Families: Early Childhood Policy Analyst
- AOL Time Warner: Assistant Director, Health and Welfare Plan Administration
- National Cancer Institute: Partnership Program Coordinator
- Compass Environmental, Inc.: Environmental Scientist
- CDC/NCCDPHP/DASH/SERB: Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
- CDC: Health Statistician
- CDC: Systems Analyst
- Metlife: Wellness Specialist
- Pfizer: Professional Healthcare Representative
- Cornell Cooperative Extension: FNSE Program Manager
- Capital District Gay & Lesbian Community Council: Program Director
- MVP Health Care: Wellness Program Coordinator
- Philadelphia Department of Social Services: Financial Policy Advisor
- Tufts Health Plan: Health Care Analyst
- NC Dept. of Public Instruction: Abstinence Consultant
- American Red Cross: Health Specialist I
- General Electric: Health Communications
- Shasta County Public Health: Community Education Specialist
- Vermont DOH: Program Manager, Office of Rural Health
- Defined Health: Associate Consultant
- Public Consulting Group, Inc.: Business Analyst
- People Places, Inc.: Consultant
- JSI Research and Training, Inc.: Field Technical Coordinator, Health Women in Georgia