Public health funding in Ohio increased 42.4% between 2007 and 2012, bringing the state’s budget for public health to more than $168.7 million in fiscal year 2013-14. This level of funding has a direct effect on the number of jobs made available to public health professionals in Ohio, and helps to raise the salaries for these officials.
Ohio’s public health strengths include a low incidence of infectious disease and a low rate of infant mortality. The Ohio Department of Public Health is the flagship public health agency in the state, spearheading initiatives through a combination of education, surveillance, and public advocacy.
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Epidemiologists in Ohio track 100 reportable diseases, but place a particular focus on monitoring Hepatitis A, invasive strep disease, and Shigellosis. Environmental health officials help to keep the public safe from such toxins as asbestos and radon and monitor the state’s water supply to ensure it is potable.
In addition to public health officials at the state level, local public health officials, academic researchers, experts with non-governmental organizations, and members of the healthcare community all work together to promote health and safety throughout Ohio.
A Look at Public Health Salaries in Columbus
The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services provides the salaries for a number of public health professionals who were employed in the Columbus metropolitan statistical area in 2014. Some of these salaries have a broad range, but highly educated professionals such as those with a Master of Public Health are likely to earn on the high end of the scale.
Public Health Profession
75th Percentile Annual Salary
Community and Social Services: Health Educators
Community and Social Services: Healthcare Social Workers
Community and Social Services: Rehabilitation Counselors
Community and Social Services: Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Computers and Mathematics: Statisticians
Healthcare Practitioners: Occupational Health & Safety Specialists
Life and Social Sciences: Environmental Scientists & Specialists
Life and Social Sciences: Microbiologists
Life and Social Sciences: Social Science Research Assistants
Public Administration: Social & Community Service Managers
An Analysis of Public Health Salaries Statewide
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides an analysis of the hourly wages and annual salaries of a number of different types of public health professionals working in Ohio in 2014:
Annual mean wage
Social and Community Service Managers
Mining and Geological Engineers Including Mining Safety Engineers
Biological Scientists All Other
Environmental Scientists and Specialists Including Health
Social Scientists and Related Workers All Other
Social Science Research Assistants
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Healthcare Social Workers
Community Health Workers
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
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