Top Public Health Jobs In Denver That You Should Know About

Posted by Jennifer Verta on Jul 30, 2015 2:30:23 PM

 

For those of us taking a gander into the world of public health jobs, we notice that a lot of them seem to involve traveling and being away from home. This may be a huge issue for those of us who love where we live.... 

 

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While there are many Public Health Jobs that require traveling or relocating, there are those of us who have a good thing going in our current locations...

With that in mind, let's take a look at jobs available in certain areas.

We'll start with Denver, which is ranked 20th in size of population.

Public Health Jobs Near The Denver Metro Area:

 (All job listings and descriptions were sourced from governmentjobs.com and indeed.com

I have put together the jobs in order from lowest to highest paying. As we progress further down the list the requirements will require more education, skills and involvement. I have provided all of the juicy tidbits that are helpful in researching different jobs so lets take a look...

5.) Community Healthcare Advisor

How well do you fare in conveying new ideas and practices to other individuals with a different way of thinking than you? This job requires a lot of socializing, as do many jobs in Public Health, lets see if it is the right fit...

Average Annual Salary in Denver surrounding areas: 

21-30K

Required education/experience: 

  • Highschool diploma or GED equivalent
  • 1 year of community involvement experience.
  • Knowledge of community based agencies and resources in order to support health and health education.
  • Extensive communication skills in order to communicate successfully with community members, hopsital staff and diverse patients.
  • Bilingual speaker is preferred.

Job Description:

It very important that the advisor maintain effective working relationships with patients, employees physicians and the public. Hablas español? Being able to speak spanish as well as other languages in order to expand your reach is definitely a skill that will set you apart. 

 The Community Healthcare Advisor will also educate residents of the community on health issues, information and support. This will help get a head start on promoting awareness of how and where to access and enroll in Denver Health Programs and services that are offered.

Responsibilities also will include attending neighborhood, community, school and business meetings in order to get a good idea of whats going on in the area. This last part is fundamental as the job also requires making presentations to relay this information!

Fields: education  

4.) Program Specialist 

Can you switch gears quickly?  The program specialist has to deal with two types of people: the outside and inside of the company.  Do you like computers and are tech savvy? A key task involves inputting data into systems such as Excel. If this sounds up your alley then read on...

Average Annual Salary in Denver surrounding areas: 

40-55k

Required education/experience: 

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Sociology, or a field of study related to the work assignment
  • 1 year of professional experience working with health care programs that include data management programs.
Substitutions
  • A combination of work experience in supporting programs and Excel and Data Management Programs, which provided the same kind, amount, and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor’s degree.
  • A master’s or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study related to the work assignment may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree but not for the specific experience.
 

Job Description:

The Program Specialist works their best to improve health care access and outcomes for those who have difficulty with the process. Part of this entails allocating financial resources and basically carving the path to affordable healthcare.

The Program Specialist is very important to the company on an internal level as well. They must find and relay the best communication methods with staff and contract managers through written and verbal means. Program Specialists will also need to be comfortable communicating and well versed in appropriate mannerisms for dealing with outside clients. The specialist will also maintain a tracking system using Excel while identifying the need for revisions in healthcare contracts and language content.

Fields: healthcare

 

3.) Clinical Research Coordinator

Numerous companies around Denver offer this valuable job position. 

Average Annual Salary in Denver surrounding areas:

40-60K .

Required education/experience:

  • 2 years of research experience

Job Description:

The Clinical Research Coordinator will have to be in contact with many people on a daily basis, thus someone who thoroughly enjoys communicating with others is encouraged. They will be responsible for enrolling, recruiting and maintaining research subjects for protocols that are conducted for the betterment of Public Health in various specifications.

This position will require knowledge of regulatory requirements for research conduct, exceptional organization skills and attention to detail. 

The Clinical Research Coordinator works closely with the physicians to verify that all subjects are consented and enrolled  according to ICH/GCP guidelines and strict protocol adherence is maintained. 

Fields: Ophthalmology, cardiology,and oncology

 

2.) Infection Preventionist

An Infection Preventionist is a huge deal! Infection can spread quickly and mercilessly. This position works to fight the problem from inside medical institutions...

Average Annual Salary in Denver surrounding areas:

50-65K

Required education/experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Nursing, Microbiology, Medical Technology or related field
  • 5 years of related experience

Job Description:

 The Infection Preventionist is responsible for implementing and maintaining the multiple facets of the Infection Control Program. He/she is liaison between all departments, the community and the Infection Control Committee.

This individual maintains a surveillance program of patients, personnel, and the environment to provide for the identification of nosocomial infections or in other words, infections received during the hospital visit, whether it be from staff, equipment or other means, communicable diseases, and environmental problems that present a real or potential threat to the welfare of patients, visitors, or personnel throughout the institution.

Fields: epidemology

 

1.) Evaluator

 An evaluator must be able to look at things critically and analytically. Program evaluation will allow an opportunity to gain insight on whether activities and programs that are in place are achieving their desired results... 

Average Annual Salary in Denver surrounding areas:

55-85K

Required education/experience: 

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in applied research, statistics, sociology, social sciences, program evaluation, and/or psychology: experimental psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, criminal justice or a closely related field.   
  • Three years of progressively responsible professional work experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods, data management, and statistical analysis 

Substitutions 

  • A combination of work experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods, data management, and statistical analysis which provides the same kind, amount, and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may be substituted on a year-for-year basis  for the bachelor’s degree.
  • A master’s or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study related to the work assignment may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree and at the agency’s discretion, one year of general experience respectively.
Job Description:

 The purpose of an Evaluator is to obtain, prepare, analyze, interpret, and explain data, as well as disseminate the information to users. More specifically, they improve program services, work to better understand a program and improve its effectiveness while relaying this information to community members.

 

So... What's The Next Step?

A few of these jobs require obtaining a bachelors or masters degree in Public Health, but which school shall you choose? The University of Colorado Denver's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has teamed together with the Colorado School of Public Health to create a Public Health program that will be able to accommodate many different student interests as well as  help you achieve the above listed job requirements.

Not only do they have exceptional classes and staff to teach them, CLAS has developed more than 100 public health electives in fourteen different academic departments, as well as the basic prerequisite classes required of all undergraduates such as Mathematics and English composition. You may get a Bachelors of Arts or Science, and CU also offers an Online Masters program in Public Health for those wanting to take that extra step while also working and having full time lives outside of school.

If this sounds like something you want to inquire about, simply request more information about the Online Masters of Public Health program to find out what's needed to get started at CU.

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Until next time readers!

 

 

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