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RU Ready: Public Services Health Track: Careers

Career planning in health care occupations

Public Health Career

Pathways to a Public Health Career 

Developed by Minnesota Department of Health, includes information on public health specialty areas and public health careers by work setting (government, nonprofit, private)

A Guide to Public Health Careers

Public Health Online has expert-driven information and resources about public healh topics. This career section includes information on industries, sectors that attract public health professionals.

Career Infromation on Community Health Worker provides the latest information on health care career and associated educational opportunities and programs. 

Public Health Careers in Government Overview 

This "Public Health" section from Spotlight on Careers introduces health career functions in different government levels.

CommonGood Careers Knowledge Center

Has information on nonprofit career planning and job search advice, and a resource directory on making social impact through nonprofit works

Career Exploration

BLS Career Exploration Page

Start with a quick "What are you interested in?" and look at some sample career objectives.  Simplistic, but fast.  From the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Career Interest Game (University of Missouri)

A quick way to determine your possible career interests and translate them into specific occupations, based upon the Holland Six scheme.


Career Overviews and Info

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The classic US Government site for exploring careers. Use the Search OOH box to find an extensive report on your career. For more searching and browsing ideas, check out the Ways to Use the Occupational Outlook Handbook site section of the home page.

O*Net Online
Comprehensive career site, developed for the U.S. Department of Labor. Use the Occupation Quick Search to find a summary report for your career.

Career exploration site sponsored by U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator
Self-assessments as well as career and school information. Requires a (free) login; you can make your own account or use city, zip, and area code. Use the Global Search box or the Occupations or Licensed Occupations links on the left to find info on your career. Last updated in 2009.

College Majors and Careers (Rutgers)
Handouts about college majors and careers from Rutgers Career Services.

Career Equity Resource Center (Rutgers)
"Seeks to provide greater access and success in high-skill, high-demand careers for students in marginalized populations"--from the site. Many interesting resources and links.

Career Descriptions and Education (
A classified list of careers from a commercial site dedicated to comparison information about states, cities, and communities.

U.S. News & World Report: Best Careers
A list of "best" careers based upon the magazine's qualitative and quantitative research. But are they for you? Also check out the Education Center for lists of best graduate schools in certain areas.

Find a Site Just for Your Career

Many professional associations have career pages for students. Some professions also mount websites specifically about that profession.



Teaching Librarian

Erleen Harris

has taught students from elementary school to adult learners.  She has a B.A. from Brooklyn College, CUNY, an M.L.S. from Pratt Institute, and an M.S. in School Administration from Touro College.

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