Strong Career Outlook for Health Services MPH Graduates
The MPH in Health Services program in was founded in 1969, and has graduated over 1,000 students from 1972 to 2020. Our alumni work as public health practitioners, researchers, and leaders in universities, research and policy-making organizations, the healthcare industry, and government agencies, across the United States and around the world.
In an Autumn 2018 survey of 200 Health Services MPH alumni, 99% were employed in public health or related fields.
Below is a sampling of professions held by Health Services MPH graduates:
- Program Manager, Center for Community Health and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente (Seattle, WA)
- Project Director, Prevention & Community Health, George Washington University (Washington, DC)
- Outcome and Evaluation Analyst, Client Data, Hopelink (Redmond, WA)
- Research Coordinator & Field Operations Lead, SMART Center - Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
- Quality Improvement Manager, Community Care of Western North Carolina (Asheville, NC)
Examples of professions among our graduates with prior doctoral degrees include:
- Medical Officer, Division of Therapeutics & Medical Consequences, National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD)
- Director, Advanced Heart Failure Program, University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, NY)
- Director of Clinical Operations, Vera Whole Health (Seattle, WA)
- Senior Research Scientist, Health and Analytics, Battelle (Seattle, WA)
- Professor, Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
The MPH program in Health Services offers a variety of services and resources to support our students and recent alumni with the job search:
- Alumni database: We have a strong network of more than 1,000 alumni, and we maintain a database (updated annually) with alumni contact and employment information. Our staff can query this database by title, organization, and location, and share contact info with students for those alumni who have opted in. So, for example, if a student lets us know they are looking for a job in Boston, or trying to get a position at Kaiser, or seeking nutrition-related work, we can help get them connected to the relevant alumni.
Alumni: Update your employment and contact information here.
- Health Services MPH alumni listserv: After graduation, we sign our alumni up for our Health Services MPH alumni listserv, which we use to send out job postings (as well as info about upcoming events, etc.).
- LinkedIn group for Health Services MPH students and alumni: Being a member of the group allows students to direct-message other members even if they are not connected to them on LinkedIn, which can facilitate networking and job-seeking.
- Faculty advising: Our faculty advisors are available for meetings to discuss students' career paths and opportunities.
The School of Public Health shares local listings on the SPH Public Health Jobs page.
Finally, our students and alumni benefit from resources from the UW Career Center, including:
Learn more about Health Services MPH alumni careers.