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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Public Health



The Public Health program is offered through the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and leads to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. It provides students with a foundation in areas such as wellness and health promotion, disease and injury prevention, occupational and environmental health, health care delivery services and administration, epidemiology and population research and health threat preparedness and safety.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, public health professionals work in a wide range of services including infectious disease control, health problems of the children, older adults and the medically under-served, chronic disease management, health monitoring and surveillance, environmental/occupational safety, and emergency preparedness. The Public Health program prepares students for a wide variety of management and planning career paths in health care and disease prevention. These positions can be found in business, government, education, nonprofit, and health organizations. Continued study at the graduate level is also an option.

Regardless of your career choices, increase your marketability to employers through internships, service learning, related work experience, good grades and involvement in college activities.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Ambulatory Services Specialist Health Policy Practitioner Planner & Program Analyst
Consultant Industrial Hygenist Program Director
Counselor Investigator Public Health Consultant
Dietician Managed Care Coordinator Public Health Nurse
Environmental Health Specialist Medical Officer Public Health Nutritionist
Epidemiologist Medical Program Analyst Research Asst.
Health and Safety Officer Occupational Health Specialist Residence Counselor
Health Center Administrator Occupational Therapist Social Worker
Health Educator Outreach Worker Supervisor of Medical Records
Health Officer Physician Training Coordinator/Director
Health Planner Physician Assistant .

Types of Employers


Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Ambulatory Care Centers Hospitals Pharmaceutical Companies
Assisted Living Facilities Insurance Companies Psychiatric hospitals
Community Health Centers International Health Agencies Rehabilitation clinics
Educational Institutions Laboratories Research institutes
Energy Conservation Firms Mental health institutions Social Service Agencies
Health Maintenance Organizations Nursing homes .


Government Agencies
Centers for Disease Control Health Resources & Services Admin. Office of Health Research, Statistics and Technology
Community Development Agencies National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health U.S. Public Health Service
Environmental Agencies National Institutes of Health .
Health & Human Services Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion .

Internships Obtained by Rutgers Students


Organization Job Title
AT&T Universal Agent

Caring World Health Services Inc. Health Care Internship

Council on Foreign Relations Global Health Volunteer Intern

Edison Ophthalmology Associates Scribe

Middlesex County Environmental Health Division Water Pollution Intern

New Brunswick Today Editorial Intern

Office of Recruitment and New Student Programs Social Media Manager

Riverview Medical Center/Meridian Health Operations Intern

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Lean Process Improvement Intern

The Legion of Good Will USA Project Development Assistant

Trueathelite Intern

Wood bridge Township Personnel

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates


First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Public Health
Organization Job Title
AT & T Wireless Assistant Buyer

Bergen County Health Care Health Program Analyst

Geriatric & Medical Company Personnel Manager

Institute for Health Study Research Assistant

Johnson & Johnson Managed Care Analyst

Lehman Brothers Recruiter

McBee Associates Staff Consultant

Memorial Sloan Kettering Admissions Assistant

NJ State Department of Education Coordinator of Public Outreach & Education

Orange Cty. Health Dept. Environmental Health Specialist

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Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Public Health
Advisement & Recruitment, Temple University Coordinator

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NJ (MHA) Managed Care Coordinator

Chubb & Son, Inc. (Master's MIS) DP Audit Manager

Community Family Planning Council Clinic Administrator

Disease Management, Knoll Pharmaceuticals (MS Public Health) Manager

Educational Development Center Project Manager

Enterprise Info. Sys. Health Care Management Consultant

Financial Info. Management, St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Center Supervisor

Genesis Eldercare (M.Ed Health Education) Occupational Therapist

Health Awareness Center (M.S. Public Health) Registered Dietician

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Graduate Schools Attended


Institution Degree Field
Boston University MA Public Health

Boston University MA Social Work

Columbia University MA Public Health

New York University MA Public Health

Philadelphia University MBA Health Services Administration

Princeton University PhD Demography

Rutgers - Camden MA Public Policy

Rutgers - Newark JD Law

Rutgers University Bloustein School Master’s City and Regional Planning

Seton Hall University MA Public Health

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