Public Health Advisor Salary
Job Description for Public Health Advisor
Public health advisors offer assistance and guidance to improve public health activities or services. They are employed in a wide range of facilities and organizations and may work for public, nonprofit, or private agencies, and may also work for local or state government agencies which provide health services to citizens.Read More...
Public health advisors for non-federal health organizations usually represent one or more federal public health programs and are responsible for providing leadership, technical advice, financial support, and guidance on health-related issues to people within their organization and people the organization serves. They typically serve as a point of contact between federal and non-federal public health communities and programs to ensure that funds are channeled correctly, and they may also provide technical assistance and match public health resources to local and state needs in the community. They may also assist in reaching federal health care objectives and improving programs dedicated to quality of life, well-being, and the overall health of the community.
A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is generally required for this position, and higher-level positions within larger organizations may require a master’s degree and several years of experience in the field.
Public Health Advisor Tasks
- Analyze public health data to inform and create policy and health programs.
- Work across audiences to interpret and present results, goals, and needs.
- Collect, standardize, interpret, and update data and associated reports.
- Respond to data inquiries and create reports for a variety of audiences.
- Manage and evaluate health programs, identifying key data and communicating impact.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $62K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $74K in this role. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $73K.
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