Career possibilities

Griffin Russell displaying a Naloxone kit

Griffin Russell works with Island Health as the Regional Harm Reduction Coordinator and recently won a 2017 BC Health Care Hero award from the Health Employers Association of BC for his work on the Take Home Naloxone program.

Britt Swoveland on the UVic campus

While completing her Master in Public Health, Britt Swoveland manages the RadonAware campaign for the BC Lung Association. She develops public health policy and educational programs regarding exposure to environmental toxins.

Alexandra Kent using a computer

Alexandra Kent (BA, MPH) is the research coordinator at the UVic Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement and a sessional instructor in the School of Public Health and Social Policy.

Brianne DeMan downtown

Brianne DeMan coordinates the Binners’ Project in the Downtown East Side of Vancouver. The project fosters social and economic inclusion, builds community resilience and stronger community networks while diverting recyclables from the landfill.

What can I do with a degree in public health and social policy?

Our programs prepare students to work in health and community services, including governmental and non-profit organizations, primary, home and community care, health promotion and public health. Our graduates are experienced in providing system, program, research and administrative support.

Some career options for our graduates

What can I do with a degree in health and community services?

  • Community worker
  • Health administrator
  • Health advocate
  • Health literacy specialist
  • Health educator
  • Health promoter
  • Health system navigator
  • Healthy communities planner
  • Human resources volunteer coordinator
  • Non-profit leadership
  • Prevention specialist
  • Project coordinator
  • Resource/fund development coordinator

What can I do with a master's degree in public health?

  • Child health advocate/coordinator
  • Community development
  • Disability advocacy
  • Environmental health officer
  • Healthy communities planner
  • Health education coordinator
  • Health policy analyst/advisor
  • Health promotion facilitator
  • Health promotion specialist
  • Health researcher
  • Public health inspector
  • Public health nurse manager
  • Research project coordinator/manager
  • Seniors advocacy