The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health graduates pursue their passions across a broad range of employment sectors. While many apply their skills and experience in the State of Arkansas our alumni can be found working throughout the United States. See what you can expect to earn by pursuing a career in public health. Please keep in mind, salaries vary by geographic location, cost of living, company, experience, and job roles or functions.
Biostatistics: ~$91,160 per year
Statisticians are a vital part of public health research. Statisticians design experiments, questionnaires, and surveys to collect data on people and health. They will not only collect the data but will analyze it and create reports explaining their findings. Statisticians can work in many fields, but most are employed in government, healthcare, or research and development. Biostatisticians in particular, use the tools of statistics to research questions related to medicine and biology. They may look into new drugs on the market or the causes of diseases. With a concentration in Biostatistics, graduates can work in public health as a Biostatistician. Search Terms: Research Statistician, Analysis Programmer, Health Informatics Specialist, Statistical Writer
Environmental and Occupational Health: ~ $71,360 per year
The median wage for Environmental Scientists is $71,360 but can range from less than $42,810 to more than $124,760 depending on employer, experience, and education. The federal government pays the highest average wage for environmental scientists followed by the engineering and consulting industries. The employment of environmental scientists will grow 8% between 2018 and 2028, in part due to a growing population and public interest in environmental safety. With a concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health, graduates can choose careers ranging from Health and Safety Engineers to Environmental Scientists. Search Team: Environmental Biologist, Air Quality Engineer, Research Scientist, Consumer Health Director, Lab Supervisor
Epidemiology: ~$70,990 per year
With a median annual wage of $70,990 per year, epidemiologists are among the highest-paid public health practitioners. The top 10% of epidemiologists earn more than $119,20 while the lowest 10% earn less than $44,000. The expected job growth for epidemiologists from 2018 to 2028 is the same pace as the projected job growth for all occupations: 5%. At the local and state level, however, job growth is anticipated to increase, according to the BLS. Search Terms: Risk Analyst, Research, Infection Control, Field or Applied Epidemiologist, Disease Detectives
Health Administration: ~ $100,980 per year
The median annual wage for Medical and Health Services Managers was over $99,700 in 2018 and ranged from less than $58,000 to more than $182,600. This range correlated with the type and size of the organization. Medical and Health Services Managers working with smaller numbers of physicians tend to earn less than those working in larger practices.
Health Behavior and Health Education: ~ $45,800 per year
Careers specializing in Health Behavior and Health Education range from Health Educators, Research Analysts, and Associates to Program Directors for non-profit agencies. The salary can range from $33,000 to $86,400 per year and will vary based on geographic region, location and education. Many graduates with a concentration in Health Behavior and Health Education choose to pursue doctoral degrees. Search Terms: Consultant Health Educator, Program Coordinator, Research Evaluator, Public Health Advisor, Outreach Coordinator, Research Associate, Prevention Specialist, Health Scientist
Health Policy and Management: ~ $72,091 per year
Graduates who specialize in Health Policy and Management can enjoy a broad range of career choices. Many graduates pursue careers as Health Policy Analysts, Legislative Affairs Specialists, Lobbyists, Public Affairs Experts, and Healthcare Consultants. Search Terms: Health Officer, Project Specialist, Health Policy Analyst, Research Associate, Operations Administrator, Healthcare Administration
Rural and Global Public Health: ~$50,430 per year
The average salary for Global Health professionals is $50,430 with a range between $37,940 and $68,980. Many graduates pursue staff positions in non-governmental organizations, consulting firms, community clinics, health systems corporations, professional associations, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and public relations firms. Search Terms: Program Officer, Program Coordinator, Project Manager, Implementation Specialist, Public Health Analyst, Quality Improvement Advisor
Healthcare Data Analytics: ~$66,558 per year
The average Healthcare Data Analyst salary is $66,558, with a range between $52,835 and $75,020. The salary range can vary depending on education, certifications, additional skills, and years of experience. Careers to consider with a Master of Science in Healthcare Data include Data Scientist, Data Analyst/Senior Analyst, Medical and Health Services Managers, Database Administrators, Healthcare Economist as well as others.
Doctor of Public Health: ~$51,826 per year
Doctor of Public Health practitioners may pursue careers that research and identify health trends, educate communities on principles of healthy living and assess and communicate health risks to the public. The salary for a Doctor of Public Health can range from $51,826 to $122,000. Search Terms: Health Scientist, Principal Investigator, Health Policy Analyst, Public/Community Health Program Consultant, Public Health Advisor, Epidemiologist( non-clinical), Program Director, Health Researcher.