There are a wide range of careers in Public Health. These include Directors of Public Health, Consultants in Public Health, Environmental Health Officers, Public Health Information Analysts, Health Protection Specialists and many others. 

On this website you can find all the information you need to apply to Public Health Specialty Training in the South West to become a Consultant in Public Health.  

Please take a look at the Career Events and Taster Sessions webpage for information on how to gain more experience. 


Chance to learn about public health…in a minute

A series of short animations called Public Health - Domain in a minute are available to view on our HEE YouTube channel.

Launched by our Population Health and Prevention Team, they give an overview of the four domains of public health: Health Improvement; Health Protection; Healthcare Public Health; and Academic Public Health. More information is available here, or you can email

The following websites provide more information about public health and careers available:

Health Careers: Public Health Section  - Health Careers is an online resource for careers, skills and training in health, including public health. It provides a wide range of information about careers and what one can do to develop in the various public health careers available.

Faculty of Public Health - The Faculty of Public Health provides information about public health, specialist training and the curriculum on which specialist training is based.

Public Health England has also launched a new interactive infographic highlighting the wide range of public health roles, careers and practice; you can find this here