If you have a passion for the well-being of others, a career in health policy might be for you. Health policy focuses on meeting societal healthcare goals including childhood obesity, tobacco use, mental health and, increasingly, global health concerns such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and others.
Health policy careers afford you the opportunity to work in a variety of settings, including government agencies, nonprofit/advocacy organizations, private sector companies, hospitals, international organizations and on the Hill. Successful applicants have strong analytical and communication skills as well as direct subject matter knowledge of health policy generally or a specific issue under the health policy umbrella (reproductive health, social insurance, etc.).