Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine graduates are finding work after graduation at near unprecedented levels, as the most recent graduate career outcomes report survey revealed.
A total of 99.7 percent of graduates are working, volunteering, or continuing education within one year of graduation, according to the survey, which interviewed 382 students and saw a 93 percent response rate.
The 2021 Graduate Career Outcomes Report represents members of the August 2020, December 2020, and May 2021 graduating classes.
The median starting annual salary range reported by recent graduates is $50,000 - $59,999, though salary data reported by graduates includes those that reported working as fellows or as full-time volunteers (i.e. Peace Corps), which typically offer a stipend and not a salary.
The most well-paid graduates in terms of starting salary were found among graduates of Biostatistics and Data Science, Epidemiology, and Health Policy and Management.
SPHTM alums find themselves all over the world and the country after graduation. The 10 most popular locations for employment after graduation included New Orleans, Houston, Atlanta, Nashville, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Boston, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, though landing spots included such international spots as Australia, Singapore, China, and Grenada, among others.
The top employers of recent SPHTM graduates included higher education (28.4 percent), healthcare (22.6 percent), non-profit (12.1 percent), government (11.7 percent), and management/consulting (7.4 percent).
For public health students, the First Destination graduate outcome survey is distributed, collected, and analyzed each year by the SPHTM Career Services Office. Specifically, the Graduate Assistant for Career Outcomes, Alyssa Hiarker, put forth instrumental work on career outcome data collection and visualization.