Students looking to prevent or mitigate another global pandemic or learn about the social factors that affect patient outcomes could benefit from a degree in public health.
Typical courses in public health academic programs revolve around nutrition, community health, health policy and management, epidemiology and infectious diseases, family nutrition, biostatistics, agroecology and molecular parasitology.
Here are some jobs graduates with a degree in a public health concentration or specialty may consider, according to experts in the field:
- Behavioral health scientist.
- Environmental health scientist.
- Health commissioner.
- Health care administrator.
- Public policy analyst.
- Public health adviser.
- Health director.
- Global health expert.
- Health educator.
- Surgeon general.
- Industrial hygienist.
- Maternal and child health specialist.
- Emergency preparedness professional
(Compiled by Naseel Voici)