Why work in public health?

Find out about developing public health knowledge and skills, the rewards of a public health career, and the settings you could work.

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Skills and knowledge needed to work in public health

If you decide to work in public health, you'll be developing knowledge on subjects such as:

And you will be developing skills in areas such as:

If you can make change happen and believe passionately about improving and protecting people's health and wellbeing, then public health is the career for you.

The rewards of a public health career

Here's what some people working in public health roles say about what they do:

Working in public health also means that you can get to work at local, regional, national and international levels:

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