Within the federal government, the medical field encompasses nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists, dental officers, veterinarians and many other public health occupations.


For example, physical therapists at the Department of Veterans Affairs help rehabilitate wounded warriors. Public health advisors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coordinate responses to potential epidemics. Health scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency research the impact of pollution control programs.





Top Medical and Public Health Positions by RegionPercentage
South Atlantic27.8%
Pacific West10.2%
East North Central5.7%
Mountain West4.9%
East South Central3.9%
West South Central3.5%
West North Central2.1%
Positions Overseas1.25%