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Careers in public health

Community health worker

Use cultural knowledge and community networks to promote health.

Dietitian / nutritionist

Work with groups and communities, rather than individuals.

Environmental health officer

Ensure living and working spaces are safe, healthy and hygienic.

Health economist

Analyse how resources are allocated to, and used in, different health systems.

Health promoter

Plan, implement and evaluate activities that promote health and wellbeing.

Health protection officer

Identify and manage potential health risks to the public.

Policy analyst

Develop and implement public health policy, programmes and regulation.

Programme coordinator

Work on a wide range of public health issues in many different settings.

Public health nurse

Registered nurses focusing on community health and wellbeing.

Public health physician

Medical doctors specialising in the health of groups or whole communities.