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What careers are available in public health?

  • What is Public Health? –This site describes the core academic disciplines that make up the field of public health and provides information on the differences between public health and clinical health professions.

  • Association of Schools of Public Health - Information for Students - Public health encompasses an immeasurable breadth of academic disciplines and work settings. On this website you will find information on public health in general, and on how to start your education and/or further your career in this field.

  • – This site contains a “career explorer” that allows you to browse a wide variety of health careers, for example clinical laboratory science professional, to get an overview of the profession, academic requirements, and expected salaries. 

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) – The ASCP Career Center provides updated job opportunities as well as career information and resources including wage and salary data, news, and tips on interviewing. You will also find information on professions including what it’s like to be in the field, what education and training is necessary for specific roles, and why pathology and lab medicine are among the most highly sought-after career fields! 

  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM) - The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world.  On this site, you will find information for graduate, undergraduate and k-12 students about fellowships and professional development institutes, awards and travel grants, careers, and membership.

  • Why You Should Consider a Career in Public Health Laboratory Science - This article from the Association of Public Health Laboratories’ Lab Log describes the “Top 10 Reasons Why Public Health Laboratory Careers are so Rewarding, Appealing, Awesome and Should Not be Overlooked.”

  • What is a public health laboratory? – This site contains a video from the Association of Public Health Laboratories that explains how public health laboratories operate as a first line of defense to protect the public against diseases and other health hazards.

  • Labs are Vital – This site exists to support laboratory professionals everywhere by celebrating their contributions and extending the lab's influence within the health care community.

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