Career Paths to Explore

Potential post-graduate placements and careers for graduates of the Addiction Policy & Practice include in the private sector, working for health care, addiction treatment, or recovery programs.

Graduates may also seek positions in the public sector at the state, local, or federal government level, including positions in the criminal legal system, behavioral and public health.

Public Sector Employment Opportunities:

•Federal, State and Local Government

•Legislature

•Policy and Advocacy

•Addiction Treatment Providers

•Harm Reduction Organizations

•Hospitals

•Managed Care Organizations

•Criminal Justice

•Prevention

•Research

•Think Tanks

•Academia

Potential Federal Employment Opportunities:

  • Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Office of Management and Budget
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • National Institute of Health
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
  • Administration for Children and Families
  • Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
  • Bureau of Justice Assistance
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Bureau of Prisons
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs
  • International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Program Analyst
  • Social Science Research Analyst
  • Health Insurance Specialist
  • Management Analyst
  • Contract Specialist
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Program Officer
  • Senior Program Officer
  • Health Information Systems Advisor
  • Project Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Health System Administrator
  • Health System Specialist
  • Behavioral Scientist
  • Health Education Specialist
  • Public Health Advisor
  • Public Health Analyst
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Correctional Officer
  • Financial Management
  • Legal Assistant
  • Information Technology
  • Intelligence Research
  • Drug Treatment Specialist
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Operations Researcher
  • Senior Advisor
  • Special Assistant