A Public Health degree can be used in the following areas:
- Public Health Nurse Educator
- Health Education
- Health Service Administration
- Medicine (or another of the health professions)
- Public Health
Medical and Public Health Social Workers were listed on the list of 2011 High Priority Occupations in the Health Care Industry Cluster for the state of Pennsylvania, having shown positive growth from 2006-2008 of 5.75%. The Industry Cluster Wage listed for 2009 was $46,328.
Medical and Public Health Social Workers were also listed as 2011 High Priority Occupations in Lackawanna County Workforce Investment Area (WIA), Luzerne-Schuylkill Counties WIA, and Northern Tier WIA. The annual average salaries for each WIA in 2009 were $42,960, $38,610, and $41,410 respectively.