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Careers in Prevention Science

Students with a doctoral degree in Prevention Science are well qualified for a range of positions in a number of professional settings. Graduates can work as:

  • Program evaluators, research analysts, and administrators in government; for private research institutions (e.g., Rand Corporation), social service agencies, and consulting firms.
  • Foundation program officers and grant evaluators.
  • Tenure-track faculty members in departments of child development, communication, developmental psychology, educational psychology, family studies, human development, public health, nursing, sociology, and social work.
  • Research associates and program coordinators for grant funded projects.
  • Other university positions such as extension faculty.

Prevention Science Job and Training Resources

Society for Prevention Research Job Postings

Society for Prevention Research Training Opportunities

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors Job Postings

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