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Career Fields

Professionals in nearly all fields including science, technology, medicine, health care and business can find a career at CDC. Whether in a nonmedical role like economist or part of our emergency response personnel, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to public health while advancing your own career.

We offer careers for the general public, current and former federal employees, as well as roles available exclusively to CDC employees in both the United States and overseas. No matter your background, your career at CDC will help make our nation, and the world, a better, safer place.

We hire both entry-level and experienced professionals take a closer look at some of the career fields we are currently hiring for.

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Executives & Scientists

Comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of our government, this group of dedicated executives share a commitment to public service and transformation.

Learn more about Executives & Scientists career fields at CDC.

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Health Scientist & Public Health

Whether just beginning your career or already a qualified scientist engaged in public health research, CDC offers many available opportunities including various levels of fellowships. Explore our programs to find one that is right for you.

Learn more about Health Scientist & Public Health career fields at CDC.

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Medical Officers

If conducting cutting-edge medical research, providing specialized services to CDC partners, and helping to institutionalize national and international health programs sounds like the next step for you, our CDC medical officers/physicians serve as advisors, consultants and administrators. Learn more about a career as a Medical Officer at CDC.

Additional roles we are always hiring for, but are not limited to, include:

  • Behavioral Scientists
  • Biologists
  • Emergency Response Specialists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Health Education Specialists
  • Health Informatics Specialists
  • Health Informatics Specialists
  • Microbiologists
  • Public Health Advisors
  • Public Health Analysts

Learn more about Medical Officers career fields at CDC.

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Mission Support

A career with CDC mission support will allow you to have an integral role in supporting CDC frontline positions. We have various positions open in a wide range of career fields not only limited to medical specialties, including accountants, engineers, HR specialists and public relations, just to name a few. Explore what a career in Mission Support could look like for you.

Learn more about Mission Support career fields at CDC.

Are you ready to join the best and brightest and take on a mission that matters?

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