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Career Opportunities in Public Health

SkillsFirst Resources


Have you explored SkillsFirst?

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SkillsFirst is a self-guided career management system with 500+ templates and tools to help you create high-impact materials including resumes, cover letters, and career portfolios; and an interview prep function to practice interviewing skills. Including resumes templates, custom cover letter samples and portfolio templates.

Tip: SkillsFirst includes custom samples for public health students!  Refer to the SkillsFirst Resume and Letter Guide to build public health-related resume, curriculum vitae, and cover letter templates using SkillsFirst; or review the select samples below:

Benefits of Your Public Health Degree

These talking points can help you communicate the value of your academic program to potential employers and professionals in the public health field.

Prepare for Master’s Level Careers

View these four resources that can help you prepare for master’s level careers:

  1. Take the short How Can We Help You? career quiz.  You will receive a list of career resources based on your career goals.
  2. Career Exploration page:  This page offers a multitude of career exploration and planning resources, along with government, corporate, nonprofit, and international job search sites to explore public health careers in multiple sectors.  On this page, you will also find What Can I Do With This Major?, a helpful guide to learn about areas of public health, types of employers, and strategies for success.
  3. Career Exploration webinar:  Learn new strategies on how to uncover career opportunities.
  4. Career Resources for Field Experience Students: Prepare for your public health practicum search using these resources.

Prepare for Doctoral Level Careers

View these four resources that can help you prepare for doctoral-level careers:

  1. Doctoral Resources page: one-stop page for doctoral-level career exploration and preparation.
  2. Doctoral Career Pathways Conference recordings and guides: There are four sessions for you to explore. 
  3. Curriculum Vitae Guide: a comprehensive guide to create or strengthen CV documents.
  4. SkillsFirst: Custom CV templates, along with cover letter samples for health sciences and higher ed careers. Students can refer to the SkillsFirst Resume and Letter Guide, log into SkillsFirst using their Walden credentials, and use SkillsFirst templates to build their documents. 

Career Checklists for Public Health

Are you pursuing your Walden degree to transition into the public health field or advance in your current role? View these printable checklists with strategies to help you apply your degree and prepare for your future career.

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