With the growth of the US population and the growth of the public health system, every city and metropolitan region in the US will have an abundance of public health jobs. In fact, many regions have a shortage of qualified, experienced public health professionals to meet the needs for research, administration, education, and direct care that the system needs.

The public health sector is becoming one of the strongest in the nation, with need and demand far outpacing people who are able to take on the jobs.

But that doesn’t mean that every city is equal, for ambitious public health professionals who want to advance in their career. Cities with a robust budget for public health, an abundance of jobs, a diverse population, and opportunities for public health research are difficult to find very few metro regions fit the bill on all the factors that make a strong public health job market. That’s why MPHOnline editors have studied the best cities for public health jobs in the US.

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