Public Health

Are you interested in public health? Would you like a career that serves your community, eliminates health disparities, creates social change, and empowers people to share their voices?

Graduates often work in county, state, and government public health departments, community clinics, hospitals, corporations, and schools.

This program is in the interest area:

Career Opportunities

The public health program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

With additional education:

  • Community Health Workers
  • Epidemiologist/ Infectious Disease Specialist
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Medical and Healthcare Services Manager
  • Corporate Wellness/ Health Promotion Programmer
  • School Health Coordinator
  • Homeless Program Coordinator
  • Home Healthcare Service Provider

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.