Public Health Schools In Georgia

Georgia has 14 accredited public health schools where public health faculty who teach public health classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of public health and public health training in Georgia, which includes public health training at the following levels:

  • Public Health Certificate
  • Associates degree in Public Health
  • Bachelors degree in Public Health
  • Masters degree in Public Health
  • PhD degree in Public Health


Schools

  1. Armstrong Atlantic State University

    11935 Abercorn St, Savannah, Georgia 31419-1997

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  2. Clark Atlanta University

    223 James P Brawley Drive, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30314-4391

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  3. Emory University

    408 Administration Building, 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30322

    20 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Georgia Highlands College

    3175 Cedartown Highway, S.E., Rome, Georgia 30161-3897

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  5. Fort Valley State University

    1005 State University Dr, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030-4313

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  6. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

    225 North Ave, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0530

    36 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Georgia Southern University

    Hwy 301 South, Statesboro, Georgia 30460

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  8. Georgia State University

    33 gilmer st, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3083

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  9. University of Georgia

    Athens, Georgia 30602

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. Medical College of Georgia

    1120 Fifteenth St, Augusta, Georgia 30912

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  11. Mercer University

    1400 Coleman Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31207

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  12. Morehouse School of Medicine

    720 Westview Dr SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310-1495

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  13. Thomas University

    1501 Millpond Rd, Thomasville, Georgia 31792

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  14. Argosy University-Atlanta

    980 Hammond Drive, Suite 100, Atlanta, Georgia 30328

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Georgia Vs. National Public Health Employment

Georgia 17,830
National 484,220

Of all of the public health professionals in the country, nearly 4% are in the state of Georgia.

Employment Growth for Public health professionals In Georgia

12,890 12,970 13,700 15,910 17,830
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Georgia, public health is a growing field. 4,940 more public health professionals were working in Georgia in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Georgia, this field has grown by 38% in four years. This is faster than the trend for public health professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of public health professionals has grown by 19% between 2006 and 2010.

Public Health VS. All Professions salaries in Georgia

$58,367 $60,800 $65,803 $67,120 $67,057
$42,452 $44,373 $45,309 $46,939 $48,171
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Georgia, as the number of public health professionals is growing, the salaries earned by public health professionals are increasing. Public health professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $58,367 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $67,057 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Public health professionals in Georgia

10th percentile
$38,063
25th percentile
$48,920
50th percentile
$61,863
75th percentile
$81,103
90th percentile
$102,583

Thus, there was a 13% growth in public health professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 170% pay differential between the highest paid public health professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of public health in Georgia.

Average Salaries for Public health professionals and related professions in Georgia

Emergency Management
$55,720
Health Science
$71,294
Healthcare Administration
$85,570
Healthcare Management
$85,570
Political Science
$66,950
Public Administration
$85,952
Public Health
$67,057
Social Work
$46,642

In Georgia, public health professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Public Health programs available for each degree type for all schools in Georgia

associate
1
bachelor
4
master
17
doctor
5
Certificate
2
Total29

As the number of public health professionals is increasing in Georgia state, the number of students graduating from the 14 accredited public health schools in Georgia state is also increasing. In 2006, 422 students graduated from public health courses in Georgia. And in 2010, 670 students graduated.

This represents a 59% increase in the number of public health degree or certificate school graduates in Georgia state. A majority of these graduates, or 59%, graduated with an master's degree in public health.

Public Health Faculty Salaries in Georgia

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