What Can You Do with a Public Health Degree?

Whatever your health industry passion is, a master’s degree in public health can help take you further in your field – maybe in a direction you’ve never considered before.

“Also, from a strictly statistical career opportunity point of view, a lot of current public health employees are aging out. There will be lots of job openings in the field,” Tudor said.

A blue infographic piece with the text Potential Job Opportunities include: Analysis, Education, Clinical, Administrative, Community, Food Safety, Political Science, Serving Specific DemographicsPotential job opportunities include:

  • Analysis – An MPH degree can lead you to analytical work as a researcher or epidemiologist, or as a forensic investigator tracking the origins of an outbreak or other public health threat, or evaluation of current data and trends.
  • Education – In addition to instructing on a collegiate level, your job could involve educating the public, others in the health industry, or working within a corporation as an on-staff internal resource.
  • Clinical – Your MPH will be in high demand at labs, hospitals, clinics and other health facilities.
  • Administrative – There will always be a need for those educated in public health to ensure policies and procedures are delineated, clearly and accurately.
  • Community – One the most vital arenas you can work in with a degree in public health is community involvement such as activism, preparedness, and environmental health.
  • Food safety – Dozens of concerns need attention in the area of food safety – on a local level, nationally, within restaurants and throughout the food supply chain.
  • Political Science – A master’s degree in public health can lead to a dynamic and key position in the realms of policy change and new best practices, at the state or federal levels.
  • Serving specific demographics – An MPH program prepares you to help large portions of the community, including specific at-risk groups like the homeless, the elderly, mothers and children, and more.

Source: snhu.edu

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