Global Health Jobs Analysis: A Joint Effort of Communications and Global Health Connections
To characterize and gain insight into the global health job market by collecting and analyzing data on global health vacancy postings over a 6-month period.
This project, a joint effort between the Communications Committee and the Global Health Connections Working Group of the International Health Section, collected data on publicly posted job vacancies with the aim of giving the Section’s students and aspiring global health professionals insight into the current global health job market. As global health graduate programs increase in number and matriculate more students, understanding the range of available jobs and their requirements for applicants is vital for professionals who desire to enter this highly competitive field.
Data collection was conducted from November 2015 to May 2016. Data collected on job vacancies include employer, position title, location, opening and closing dates, education level required, years of experience required, region and/or technical area of focus, and language skills required or preferred.
The results of the project have been presented at annual meetings for APHA and the Association of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH):
- Riggin-Pathak, B. L., Keralis, J. M., Majeski, T., Cullinen, K., Foggia, J., Rajagopal, A., and West, H. Global Health Jobs Analysis Project: Characterizing the global health and development employment market. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Baltimore, MD. (2017, November).
- Majeski, T., Riggin-Pathak, B. L., Cullinen, K., Foggia, J., Rajagopal, A., Sur, S., West, H., and Keralis, J. M. Global Health Jobs Analysis Project: Insights and trends in global health preparedness from a thematic analysis of the global health job market. Oral session presented at the meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA. (2017, November).
- Riggin-Pathak, B. L., Majeski, T., Cullinen, K., Foggia, J., Rajagopal, A., Sur, S., West, H., and Keralis, J. M. Global Health Jobs Analysis Project: A mixed-methods analysis of global health and development job vacancies. Oral session presented at the meeting of the American Public Health Association, Denver, CO. (2016, November).
The full quantitative analysis, along with a preliminary qualitative analysis, has been published in BMC Public Health:
Keralis, J. M., Riggin-Pathak, B. L., Majeski, T., Pathak, B. A., Foggia, J., Cullinen, K. M., Rajagopal, A., and West, H. S. Mapping the global health employment market: an analysis of global health jobs in the United States. BMC Public Health 18:293 (2018).
All data used for the analyses are available in the Open ICPSR repository.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Jessica Keralis, Theresa Majeski, or Brianne Riggin-Pathak.
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