Guide to the CDC Jobs for Public Health Graduates
What Is the CDC?
Qualifications for CDC Public Health Jobs
Common CDC Public Health Jobs
Public Health Analyst
Health Scientist (Informatics)
Public Health Adviser
Tips on Starting a Career at the CDC
Research the Career Paths
Gain the Right Degree
Start With an Internship at the CDC
FAQs on CDC Jobs
The CDC is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its headquarters is in Atlanta with more than 1,700 employees working at more than 200 locations including Cincinnati; Spokane, Washington; Fort Collins, Colorado; Anchorage, Alaska; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
There are numerous jobs at the CDC for those interested in public health, ranging from analysts to health informatics specialists to epidemiologists. Potential applicants should take a look at some of the most common public health jobs at the CDC in the list above.
Many of the jobs have specific degree requirements, some of which are advanced degrees that take years to complete. Each position also has a list of knowledge, skills and abilities that must be demonstrated during the application process. Whether a job is hard or easy to obtain depends on the applicant, the hiring manager and other factors.
Start by researching positions and prepare in advance to meet the degree requirements and qualifications as well as how to apply for a job with the federal government. Understand how your education, work experience and volunteer activities can help you build an attractive application package.