Help people stay healthy and protect them from threats to their health
Working in public health gives you the chance to improve the lives of thousands while having the individual at the heart of everything you do.
You'll make a difference
Working in public health means you get to improve people's lives on an individual, local, national, and even international scale. You'll look at the 'bigger picture' and be passionate about making change for the better.
You'll be rewarded
You'll get opportunities to work across a range of sectors and industries across the public, private and charity sector. For example, you might work in the NHS, consultancy firms or social enterprises.
If you work for the NHS, you’ll also enjoy a competitive salary, one of the most generous pension schemes in the UK, and discounts at shops, restaurants and more.
Your salary will depend on your employer's terms and conditions. In the NHS, you’ll also enjoy a competitive salary, one of the most generous pension schemes in the UK, and discounts at shops, restaurants and more.
Job opportunities in public health are varied. You could work be a smoking cessation adviser in the NHS or a director or public health in a local authority.
Many healthcare professionals start their careers in healthcare and then specialise in public health later in their career. For example, nurses and midwives can train to become health visitors and school nurses.
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