Population health jobs have increased by 86% in two years. Develop knowledge and skills in an emerging field that optimizes health using an understanding of the complex systems of public health and health care delivery --- two educational domains central to ASU's College of Health Solutions.
The BS in population health program integrates the fields of public health and health care delivery to teach students about the factors that impact health.
Students learn how social determinants of health, access to care and infrastructure influence the health of defined groups, as well as the roles of stakeholders and how to work across systems to improve health. Students benefit as the field of population health requires training in disciplines fundamental to the College of Health Solutions, including biomedical informatics, economics, social determinants of health, program and community assessment, program planning, and health care delivery.
The multidisciplinary program features experiential learning, including student engagement as citizen scientists, to better understand population health. Students can customize their learning by focusing on environmental health systems, food systems, mental health systems, compliance in the health care industry, health education programs, the design and improvement of population health systems, or health informatics.
At A Glance
Population Health, BS
- Offered by: College of Health Solutions
- Location: Downtown, West
- First Required Math Course: MAT 117 - College Algebra
- Math Intensity: Moderate
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While circumstances vary between students and their paths towards graduation (utilizing placement testing to fulfill required math or foreign language courses, fulfilling multiple General Studies requirements with one course, etc.), completing the courses listed in a major map fulfills all of the requirements for graduation.
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Multiple career opportunities exist for students majoring in population health, depending on the areas of expertise that students develop via core training in population health and the track that the student pursues. Students who pursue the biomedical information track, for example, will be most qualified for positions that require working with a variety of datasets, while students who choose the health education specialist track will be trained to work at the interface of health care and public health.
Specific job titles that currently exist for those trained in population health include:
- health care data analyst
- population health analyst
- population health community health worker
- population health coordinator
- population health practice liaison for population outreach
- population health specialist
- program coordinator
- population health research assistant
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Social and Human Service Assistants||16.4%||$33,120|
|Community Health Workers||18.1%||$38,370|
|Healthcare Support Workers, All Other||11.7%||$37,220|
|Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other||19.7%||$41,800|
|Information Technology Project Managers||9.3%||$88,510|
|Social and Community Service Managers||18%||$64,100|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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