What will I learn while earning a bachelor degree in public health?
According to the Association of Schools of Public Health, public health education placing a greater emphasis on addressing the behaviors that lead to health crises as well as the issues themselves, and, as such education is focusing on ways to teach others to help themselves.
To succeed in the public area, you will need to be equipped with a solid understanding of many different areas that apply to public health overall, such as statistics and data analysis, social and behavioral health, administration and management, community services, environmental health, waste management and ethics.
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics has noted that having a bachelor degree in public health is one of the best ways to find a good job in any of the applicable fields.
What types of career can it help prepare me for?
Public health is a discipline that is highly focused on the promotion of health as well as the prevention of diseases in the human population, diseases that are both genetic, such as obesity and those that are communicable, such as AIDS. Public health also focuses on general well being, such as dealing with issues related addiction and aging and other prevalent behaviors and natural processes.
A bachelor degree in public health can help prepare you for an almost endless list of career options including social worker, public health nurse, research, health management, education and more. With a bachelor degree in public health, you can work for public or private companies, for the government, schools or for yourself, as a consultant.
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