Public Health

What Can I Do With This Discipline/Major?

For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with This Major” guides for public health and education.

Some common career titles for this major include:

For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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Careers in Public Health

Internships, Research and Fellowship Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information, email , TU Health Science Department Internship Coordinator.

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Tiger Mentor Network) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes and Interview Questions

For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Public Health Resume (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume Database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

Interview Questions

  • How would you accommodate students with a variety of special needs?
  • How would you describe a developmentally appropriate curriculum?
  • What experience do you have discussing sensitive topics? Give us an example.
  • Say we're coming to your class to observe. Would we see your class as being more teacher- or learner-centered? Why? Give us examples.
  • How might skills-based instruction influence how you teach? Can you give us an example?
  • What would be the top three goals of your health education curriculum?
  • What are some ways you might communicate with parents during the year?
  • What are two different strategies you could use to make your learning environment emotionally healthy for all students?
  • Your administration tells you that you should teach an "abstinence only" sexuality curriculum. A freshman girl comes to you and confides that her boyfriend is pressuring her to have intercourse. What do you say to her?
  • You have a parent who calls you and tells you that he/she thinks that his/her child is using drugs. The parent wants your help in finding this out. What do you say?
  • Are you familiar with individualized education plans (IEPs)? What is your philosophy with regard to working with teachers, parents, and related services in developing and implementing the IEP?
  • Describe your experience in social services, especially working with women, children or chemical dependency.
  • Describe how you go about establishing a relationship with a client.
  • Describe how you motivate clients to change behaviors in their lives that keep them from succeeding.
  • Describe what actions you would take to engage a client who is using.
  • Describe how you would prioritize demands on your time, such as needy clients, clients in crisis, and paperwork.
  • Describe any experiences you have had working in a client's home.
  • What kind of things can you learn about a client in a home visit?
  • What kinds of experiences have you had working with mentally ill clients? How about threatening or violent behavior?
  • Describe any experiences you have had working with children from birth to 3 years old.
  • Describe your 'approach' to case management.
  • Describe your experience coordinating services with other providers.
  • Describe what kinds of documentation you have had to do?

Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.

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