Online Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Career Outlook

If you are called to improve the world through a career in healthcare, the online Master of Public Health at St. John’s University could be the advanced degree you need to make an impact.

In this program, you have access to innovative tools and industry expertise that prepare you for an exciting and rewarding public health career. At St. John’s, you also have the opportunity to work alongside distinguished faculty, conducting innovative research in public health program evaluation, medication safety, chronic disease prevention, and more.

With an M.P.H. from St. John’s, you gain the comprehensive skillsets and real-world experience needed to excel in public health positions like program evaluator, community health worker or researcher.

Public Health Careers—Salaries, Wages, Employment and Projections

  • Health Educators – Salary range: $33,000 to $86,400
    Over the next 10 years, job availability for health educators is expected to increase by 21 percent.
  • Epidemiologist and Clinical Researcher – Salary range: $38,000 to $136,235
    Career forecasters predict that employment opportunities for epidemiologists and clinical researchers will increase by 10 percent.
  • Environmental Health Specialist – Salary range: $44,500 to $143,600
    Job prospects are expected to rise by 15 percent for environmental scientists and health specialists over the next 10 years.
  • Dietitian/Nutritionist – Median salary: $58,920 per year
    Employment of dietitians and nutritionists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
  • Environmental Scientist – Median salary: $68,910 per year
    Employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

(Sources:; U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

Graduates of St. John’s online M.P.H. program can also pursue successful public health careers in a variety of other paths, such as data analysis, program planning and evaluation, and management.

An Online M.P.H. From St. John’s Sets You Apart And Prepares You For Success

An online M.P.H. from St. John’s University offers you the precise skillsets you need to navigate the varied health-related challenges that arise on a local and global scale.

The program’s Community Health concentration provides hands-on experience that puts theory into practice in community settings. You will gain unique knowledge and skills through research and interventions focused on issues that affect the health of individual communities.

As a result of the diverse skills they acquire in this specialty, students graduating from our M.P.H. program have a competitive advantage for obtaining promotions and securing high-level public health careers.

To learn more, contact an Admission Counselor at 844-393-1677 or use the Request More Information form on this page.