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What can you do with an MPH degree? Stats and stories from MPH alumni can help to answer your questions.

Below is employment data from a 2017 graduates: 


Type of Employers

  • Hospital, Managed Care Organization, or Other Healthcare Provider (32%)
  • Academic Institution (24%)
  • Foundation or Non-Profit (16%)
  • Government - Federal, State, Local, or Foreign (15%)
  • Consulting Firm, Pharma, Health Insurance, other Private Sector (13%)

Listing of Employers

  • Hospital, Managed Care, etc.:  Johns Hopkins Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital; Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne; Stanford Health Care
  • Academic Institutions: All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, Hanoi Medical University, Johns Hopkins University, King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia; London School; Yale School of Medicine
  • Foundations or Non-Profits: Doctors Without Borders, Gavi - the Vaccine Alliance, PATH, Population Services International, RTI International, The Good Food Institute
  • Government: CDC, FDA,  HRSA; Maryland Department of Health, NCI, NIH, USAID, Veterans Health Adm, WHO
  • Consulting: Apricot Forest Information Technology (Beijing), AstraZeneca, Booz Allen Hamilton, Dalberg Advisors, Genentech, IBM Watson Health, Manatt Health Strategies, RAND Corporation, Siemens Healthineers

Listing of Common Job Titles

Assistant/Associate ProfessorGrants Officer
Clinical Research AssociateHealth Policy Analyst
ConsultantHospital Quality Manager
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer Medical Officer
Evaluation AssociatePostdoctoral Fellow
Executive DirectorResident Physician
Global Product Strategy Senior ManagerRN Program Manager 

Primary areas of responsibility

  • 26% Research
  • 17% Planning, Evaluation, Policy Analysis
  • 15% Direct Provision of Healthcare Services
  • 14% Administration
  • 10% Consultation Service
  • 8% Teaching
  • 8% Heath Education
  • 2% Community Organization


Tolbert NyenswahTolbert Nyenswah, LLB, MPH ’12

Deputy Minister of Health for Disease Surveillance and Epidemic Control, Liberia

“The wisest decision I ever made was to go to Hopkins and I am grateful I was given the opportunity to attend.”

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Cathie BorrieCathie Borrie, MPH '81

Author and Performer

“I feel a profound emotional connection with Hopkins that applies to many aspects of my life, and which I fully expect to last my lifetime.”


Debraj "Raj" MukherjeeDebraj “Raj” Mukherjee, MD, MPH ’08


“The knowledge and skills I learned at JHSPH continue to shape my research methods and objectives daily.”


Noor Sabah RakhshaniNoor Sabah Rakhshani, MBBS, MPH ’08, DrPH ’14


“My Kaka (grandfather) wanted me to be a successful clinician, but when I decided to go into research he was just as supportive and happy for me. It meant a lot to him that I got my master’s and doctoral degrees from Hopkins.”

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Elizabeth FracicaElizabeth Fracica

Medical Student

“I don’t think medical students and physicians do a good enough job of translating research into actual public health policy and advocacy efforts. I want to bridge the gap between the two—and now I know how.”

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Kristi EbongKristi Ebong, MPH/MBA ’14

Director of Health Technology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

“People around the globe have brilliant ideas everyday, but being able to bring those ideas to fruition is both an art and a science. That’s where my JHSPH experience was so important.”

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Bret SmokerBret Smoker, MD, MPH ’14

Clinical Director, Sante Fe Service Unit

“I sought this out for enrichment and intellectual stimulation. And it has exceeded my expectations twenty-fold. I’m just blown away with how hands-on and personalized the [online/part-time] experience has been.”

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Career Services

The Office of Career Services at the Bloomberg School helps students, alumni, faculty, staff and employers navigate the world of public health jobs.The office provides career counseling and maintains a robust database of public health jobs and internships, among other professional development needs.

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