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Explore Careers in Public Health and Healthcare

Career Pathways

We have partnered with a variety of healthcare organizations statewide to provide you with many opportunities to begin or advance your career in healthcare!

Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Education: Master's Degree
$60,000 - $150,0000
Scholarships Available

Biostatistics and epidemiology professionals analyze health data and patterns to inform public health decisions and conduct research in disease prevention and control.

Community Health Workers
Education: High School Diploma, CHW Certifications
$30,000 - $65,000
Scholarships Available

CHWs are frontline health workers who serve as a bridge between the health system and vulnerable populations. They work with individuals, linking them to appropriate health resources, educate them about health and wellness, act as an advocate, provide counseling and support, and more.

Education: High School Diploma, NCB Training, Certification
$39,000 - $66,000
Scholarships Available

A doula is a trained professional who supports people of childbearing capacity physically, emotionally, and informatively during and after they’ve had a baby. This field provides opportunity for labor or postpartum doulas, infant feeding educators, lactation consultants, childbirth educators, and other positions in advocacy and leadership.

Lactation Consultant
Education: Health science credits, Certification
$50,000 - $80,000
Scholarships Available

Lactation consultants (LCs) specialize in assisting and supporting breastfeeding mothers to ensure successful breastfeeding experiences. “Lactation consultant” refers to International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) who can treat, diagnose, and prescribe medication for patients. Connect with our partners to learn about current scholarship opportunities!

Medical Assistant
Education: High School Diploma, CMA certification
$35,000 - $55,000
Scholarships Available

Medical assistants support healthcare professionals with administrative and clinical work by assessing patient’s history, vitals, scheduling, sterilizing medical equipment, and providing patients with compassion. It is a great steppingstone if you're looking to further your healthcare career in nursing, physician assistant, and other medical studies. Medical assisting is expected to grow by 23% in 2024.

Education: Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Licensure
$45,000 - $120,000
Scholarships Available

Nurses provide patient care, administer medications, and collaborate with healthcare teams to promote and maintain the health of individuals across diverse settings.

Healthcare Practitioner
Education: Graduate, Doctorate, Post Doctorate, Licensure, CME
$79,000 - $196,000

A healthcare practitioner is a medical professional that is licensed to provide healthcare services to individuals. There are multiple types of practitioners, such as medical doctors, osteopathic doctors, nurse practitioners and holistic health practitioners.