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Best Health Departments to work for  

Health departments are agencies or departments of health charged with the responsibility of overseeing the health of the population. They are also responsible for implementing health policies, programs and providing healthcare services. The specific responsibilities of a health department may vary from country to country and from state to state but their primary responsibility remain the same; safeguarding and promoting health. Taking up a job in the health department can be a fulfilling endeavor as it offers an opportunity to serve the population and earn a decent income simultaneously. All health departments are not equal; just as all states have varying health budgets, we have listed the top health departments and states in order of opportunities, terms of employment, cost of living and working conditions.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Rated as the best health department in the world, the United States Department of Health and Human Services is the parent body of Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the National Institute of Health.

Its employees come from diverse backgrounds which includes epidemiologists, doctors, social and physical scientists, nurses, economists, computer specialists, clerical specialists and many others. The department is located at H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington.

Median occupation salary:  $96,540

United Kingdom Department of Health

Thousands of new roles are being created at the United Kingdom Department of Health with the aim of transforming health services by improving coverage and quality. With highly equipped state of the art research facilities and excellent working conditions, health England provides a unique place to start or further your health career.

Located at number 79 Richmond House Whitehall, London their offices are opened Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 5.30pm daily.

Median occupation salary: £34,952

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Location:  2001 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-2001 919-855-4800

Median occupation salary: $60,800


Texas Department of State Health Services

Location: Regional offices in 8 locations     Region 1 Headquarters: Lubbock, Texas

Median occupation salary: $52,860


Alabama Department of Public Health

Location: RSA Tower 201 Monroe Street Montgomery, Alabama

Median occupation salary: $54,890


Pennsylvania Department of Health

Location: Health and Welfare Building 8th Floor West 625 Forster Street Harrisburg, PA 17120

Median occupation salary: $70,800


Arizona Department of Health Services

Location: 150 North 18th Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Median occupation salary: $61,900


New York State Department of Health

Location: Headquartered in Albany, New York

Median occupation salary: $113,640


Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Location: Headquartered in Boston

Median occupation salary: $30,919


Washington State Department of Health

Location: 101 Israel Rd. SE, P.O. Box 47890 Olympia, Washington, 98504-7890″

Median occupation salary:  $82,100


Utah Department of Health

Location: No: 288 North 1460 Cannon Health Building, West Salt Lake City, Utah

Health Resource Line: 1-888-222-2542

Social & Community Service Managers: $65,560

Health & Safety Engineers: $84,150

 Healthcare Social Workers: $56,030

Statisticians: $63,030

Rehabilitation Counselors: $45,990


Virginia Department of Health

Location:  Richmond, VA, USA +1 804-864-7000, Office of drinking water -211 Nor-Dan Dr #1040, Danville, VA 24540, Phone: +1 434-836-8416

Public Health Nurse

Median occupation salary: $61,222

Data Analyst

Median occupation salary: $52,479


Environmental Health Specialist

 Median occupation salary: $38,733


Median occupation salary: $34,271

Public health Jobs Portal

There is a huge repository of vacancies and employment opportunities in public health. Managed by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), the portal offers the opportunity for health departments and public health organizations to post vacancies, it also allows job seekers and individuals seeking for career advancement to post their curriculum vitae or résumé for consideration by potential employers.

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