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Sample Public Health Interview Questions 

  • Describe your ideal work environment.
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • How did you become interested in public health?
  • Explain your experience in setting/establishing public health priorities.
  • How do you measure the success of your work? How is the success of a public health officer measured?
  • If a health issue emerged from a needs assessment that negatively affected a population but it was not currently your specialty area, how willing would you be to address it?
  • What are your long-term goals?
  • How many competing projects or goals can you manage at one time? How do you prioritize them?
  • How do you remain current on issues related to health policy?
  • How does your education qualify you for your ideal job?
  • Describe a time when you evaluated the process, impact, and outcome objectives of a health promotion program. What strategies did you use and how did you use the evaluation results to make decisions about the future of the program?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What are your thoughts on health care reform?
  • What career goals do you have in Public Health Care Administration, and how do you plan to reach these goals?
  • Tell me about how you have used technology in your healthcare or clinical experience and your comfort in doing so.
  • In a work team, how would you describe your role?
  • What are your salary expectations?
  • What do you understand the role of this position to be, and what knowledge, skills, and abilities would you bring to the position?



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