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Working in Global Health

Chapter 18

Chapter 18: Working in Global Health

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Positions in Global Health

Universities

NGOs

Social entrepreneurships

Bilateral and multilateral aid organizations

Consulting

Global health is a growing field and there are many opportunities to work in it.

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When considering a job in Global health

Understand the skills, knowledge, and experience this type of career would entail and how you might fill gaps you have in terms of the required background for a position.

May require a good understanding of economic development.

Should appreciate cultures.

Have the ability to write and speak well.

Be willing to live and work in low and middle income countries.

If you are considering a job in global health, you should: Understand the skills, knowledge, and experience this type of career would entail and how you might fill gaps you have in terms of the required background for a position.

May require a good understanding of economic development.

Should appreciate cultures.

Have the ability to write and speak well.

Be willing to live and work in low and middle income countries.

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Other valuable points

Get your degree in an area related to the one in which you want to work.

Build on that area through internships, fellowships, and other opportunities to live and work abroad.

Consider a graduate program to build in your studies and experiences.

Work with mentors who work directly in the field.

Other things to consider are: Get your degree in an area related to the one in which you want to work.

Build on that area through internships, fellowships, and other opportunities to live and work abroad.

Consider a graduate program to build in your studies and experiences.

Work with mentors who work directly in the field.

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Resources for careers

DEVEX http://globalhealth.org /

The Global Health Council http://globalhealth.org /

Global Health Hub www.globalhealthhub.org

International Jobs Center http://www.internationaljobs.org /

Idealist www.idealist.org

U.S Government

USAID https://www.usaid.gov /

CDC http://www.cdc.gov /

Here are a few resources to consider when looking for a career in global health.

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Personal Quote

“Working in global health has been my dream as long as I can remember. And just imagine how reality could be better than a dream- and that’s exactly how I feel working in this field. It’s the most fulfilling career that I could ever imagine.”

Dr. Tara Rava Zolnikov

Assistant Professor

National University

Water project in Narok, Kenya

HIV/AIDS project in Busia, Kenya

Access to water research in Kitui, Kenya