Career Communities

WHAT IS A CAREER COMMUNITY?

A career community consists of a group of  students who have career interests that fall into a specific occupational category. This model was implemented to provide a more targeted approach to guiding students through the career development process.

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAS FOUR CAREER COMMUNITIES IN WHICH TO ENGAGE:

  • Community Health & Human Services
    Do you want to provide education, policy development, or administration of programs that promote healthy communities? Perhaps you are interested in health and safety in the workplace, or maybe you want to focus on working with youth and families.
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  • Health & Life Sciences
    Are you looking to answer critical public health questions? Perhaps you want to conduct research, reduce disease, develop treatment options, or understand health behaviors. Or maybe you want to research how the environment impacts human health. Consider specializing in a field focusing on research.
    Learn more
  • Healthcare & Wellness
    Do you have an interest in clinical fields such as medicine, physician
    assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, or athletic training to help individuals rehabilitate from disease or injury? Are you interested in assisting clients with exercise programs, nutritional guidance, or behavior change to enhance wellness? If so, the Healthcare & Wellness Career Community will provide you with opportunities to learn about career options.
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  • Sports, Events, Tourism & Recreation
    Are you interested in a career related to sports, events, hospitality, tourism, parks & recreation, or the outdoors? Do you want to focus on business aspects, design, and management of programs that improve quality of life through enjoyment of sport and leisure activities? You can enhance health, happiness, and well-being through organizations and programs where people live, work, and play.
    Learn more

WHAT ARE BENEFITS OF JOINING A CAREER COMMUNITY?

You can meet with a career coach community contact who will guide you through the career development process in a manner that aligns with your career interests. You will be able to take advantage of specialized services, programs, and events customized to meet your specific career development needs.

HOW DO I JOIN A CAREER COMMUNITY?

Visit careers.publichealth.iu.edu to log in and select your preferences and alerts, including the career communities and career topics that interest you most.

UNDERSTANDING CAREER OUTCOMES:

Use the career outcomes tool to explore the first destinations of our students following graduation. For a full view of outcomes across all programs and degrees in the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, visit the Outcomes page.

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APHA 2021 provides in-person, virtual continuing education

BY: Kim Krisberg

 

Continuing education opportunities abound at APHA’s 2021 Annual Meeting and Expo — and some of them are free for registrants.

Whether attending in Denver or …

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Navigating Professional Development When Transitioning from Military to Civilian Life

Deciding to leave active duty and transition to civilian life is often a stressful and difficult decision. Upon transition, military members might have questions about what their next moves should be. Should they go back to school? Venture a new …

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A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Let Curiosity Be Your Guide in Life and Career

“I wonder…”

Whenever I hear coaching clients start off a sentence with these two words, I feel heartened. It means wheels are turning…intuition is kicking in, and mobilization is in the offing.  It means my clients are curious, and ready to move …

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Role of arts in public health capturing interest: Health programs, community projects tap into creative side

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As a student, physician Sandro Galea took the typical pre-med college coursework, including biology, chemistry, physics and math, leaving little room for creative pursuits.

“I don’t know that I ever …

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Career Outcomes

Report Your Post-Graduation Outcome

IU School of Public Health encourages all students and alumni to report their career outcomes through our secure analytics site. Please report employment, continuing education, military service, or volunteer experiences such as Peace Corps or AmeriCorps. We utilize this information to make decisions about our programs. In addition, knowledge of successful career outcomes is helpful to current and prospective students. Your data will only be reported in summary format and will not be individually identifiable.

  • First Destination
  • Top Employers
  • Employment Sectors
  • Starting Salary
  • Employment Locations
  • Top Universities
  • Degree Types
  • Fields of Study

First Destination

First Destination represents the post-graduation status of students within 6 months following graduation from the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington. Successful outcomes include:

  • Employment or post-graduation fellowship
  • Continuing education
  • Military service
  • Volunteer service

Tool Tip: Click the filters at the top of the page to select: year(s) of graduation, degree level(s), degree type(s), academic unit(s), or major field(s) of study. Unclick selection(s) to remove and reset filters. Hover over the chart to see detail. Please note some visualizations may be suppressed to protect privacy if adequate sample size is not reached.

Career Resources

Featured Classes

SPH-X 580 Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health

Prof. Dr. Larissa Jennings Mayo-Wilson.
Working on your career plan may seem daunting in the midst of a pandemic, but there are steps you can…

SPH-K199 Careers in Helping Professions

Prof. Susan Simmons
8 weeks | Open to any IU student and is well suited to first and second year students Helping professions…

SPH-K 301 Professional and Career Preparation

Prof. Kim Ecenbarger
8 weeks | Open to students junior and senior- level Whether preparing for graduate school or pursing a full-time position,…

MSCI M300: COVID19 Vaccination Corps

Prof. Dr. Kathy Hiller
Are you interested in pursuing a healthcare-related career? Or interested in helping during the pandemic. Consider the 3-credit elective in…

EDUC-F 203 Exploring Careers in Statistics

Prof. Julie Lorah
EDUC-F 203 is a fun way to earn 1-credit hour during the 2nd 8 weeks of spring 2021. The class is called “Exploring Careers in Statistics,” but don’t…

SPH-K 450: Programming for Age-Associated Medical Conditions

Prof. Kathryn Palano PT, DPT
Class meets 100% Online through Asynchronous instruction This course will provide undergraduate students with an introduction to exercise prescription for…

Minor in Medical Anthropology (15 credit hours)

The Medical Anthropology minor provides a cross-cultural and evolutionary/historical perspective on health; methods training that includes ethnographic, statistical, and laboratory…

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