Jobs and Opportunities Around the World

Photos of CDCers working in the field

Thank you for taking the first step towards an exciting career in global health! CDC strives to find well-qualified, talented people to help CDC improve health and save lives around the world. Global public health is a field where you can make a difference!

Hear from CDCers working around the world!

Stephanie Salyer

Visit our blog for weekly updates about CDC’s work around the world! The blog provides a wide range of CDC voices and conveys the breadth of CDC’s work. Topics range from malaria to tobacco to refugee health and more.

Voices from the Field

“In the field, there is the sense of being on the front lines. If you look at opportunities in public health, who could turn down the opportunity to do the work you love in a place you’ve never been before, where your skills are so vitally needed? — Carmen Villar, CDC

“In addition to the personal reward of helping to prevent diseases among vulnerable populations there are other benefits you can gain by working overseas…By living and working with international colleagues you have the opportunity to become more of a global citizen.” — Hamid Jafari, CDC

“In the field I’ve had many roles…every trip brings new opportunities, which keeps the job interesting and unpredictable.” — Anne-Renee Heningburg, CDC

“Working overseas gives you the opportunity to gain invaluable experience across many aspects of public health— surveillance, program, research, and policy.” — Larry Slutsker, CDC

“In Rwanda and Botswana, teams are reaching out to communities with innovative approaches to identify HIV infection in women in labor and delivery and prevent transmission of infection to their infants.” — Mark Rayfield, CDC

Page last reviewed: September 19, 2017
Content source: Global Health