County Public
Health Contacts
Find Us on Facebook

Follow IDPH on Twitter

Health Careers - Places of Employment

Where Can I Work?

There is almost no limit to where health professions work in Iowa! The place of employment usually depends of the career specialty and interests of the health care practitioner.

For information about places of employment for a specific health care career, contact your school guidance and/or the professional association of your career of interest.

The following locations are just some examples of where you might work in a health career.

  • Ambulatory health care services
  • Business/industry
  • Community health centers
  • Clinics
  • Diagnostic imaging centers
  • Employment services
  • Extended health care facilities
  • Fire departments
  • Food service facilities
  • Health maintenance organizations (HMOs)
  • Hospice programs
  • Insurance companies
  • Medical and diagnostic laboratories
  • Medical centers
  • Neurology laboratories
  • Non-profit community organizations
  • Nursing homes
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Physician offices
  • Police departments
  • Private ambulance services
  • Public and private schools, colleges and universities
  • Public health care agencies
  • Public/ Private Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Research institutions
  • Self-employed
  • State and local government agencies