Workforce Development

National Center for Public Health Laboratory Leadership (NCPHLL) Cohorts During a Team Building Exercise

Lab careers in public health put your expertise to work for the health and safety of your community. Expect the unexpected: emerging infectious diseases, natural disasters, foodborne outbreaks, chemical spills. It's all in a day's work at a public health lab.​



APHL helps scientists to enter the public health field through fellowship and traineeship programs and career awareness events. Current public health laboratorians can sharpen lab skills and knowledge through courses and conferences, or participate in APHL’s year-long leadership development program with a cohort of peers.

Workforce Development

Workforce Development
Public Health Core Competencies
Competency guidelines summarize the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for public health laboratory (PHL) professionals.

New to Public Health

New to Public Health - Fellowship Opportunities
Fellowship Opportunities
Training and research for BS, MS, and post-doctoral scientists in emerging infectious diseases (EID) and environmental health.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education - Training Opportunities
Training Opportunities
A wide range of programs including those offered through the acclaimed National Laboratory Training Network (NLTN™).

Network, Present, Collaborate

Network, Present, Collaborate - Conferences
Leading national forums on public health laboratory science, policy and practice.

Career Growth

Career Growth - National Center for Public Health Laboratory Leadership
National Center for Public Health Laboratory Leadership
Preparing laboratory leaders with the skills critical to succeed in a rapidly evolving field.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities - Visit the Job Center
Visit the Job Center
Laboratory job listings and resources for employers seeking candidates.

APHL Consulting Services