Public health job advertisements in Australia and New Zealand: a changing landscape

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Objective: To describe available public health jobs in Australia and New Zealand by comparing recent job advertisements. Methods: We screened vacancies from 14 online job boards for public health jobs in late 2018. Data collected included information on job titles, sector, contract tenure, location and salary. We compared our findings with those of a job advertisements study from 2005. Results: We found 333 public health job advertisements in Australia and New Zealand. Common roles included project officers, researchers and managers. Nearly 40% of jobs asked for a 'tertiary' degree, with an additional 20% requiring a PhD degree. A qualification in public health was considered essential in 13% of job advertisements. Median annual salary range was $95,000-$111,365. Conclusions: There is not one specific public health job. Instead, such jobs are diverse in role, sector, qualification level required and the salary they confer.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
JournalAustralian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Sep 2019

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