Praise for the First Edition:
First rate advice.
American Public Health Association
In just the past few years, interest in public health careers has soared. Public health degrees are more popular than everóbut what opportunities are out there once youíve earned that MPH? And do you have to have to have a degree in public health to break into this field? This updated and revised second edition of 101+ Careers in Public Health provides an extensive overview of the numerous and diverse career options available and the many different roads to achieving them. It includes both familiar public health careers and emerging opportunities. New to the second edition are public health careers in the military, public health and aging, and careers in cutting-edge areas such as nanotechnology and public health genetics. Readers will learn about modern approaches to public health programs, including the evolving study of implementation science and the increased role of community-based participatory research.
The second edition also presents expanded information on getting started in public health, including the increasingly popular field of global health. Included are descriptions of careers in disease prevention, environmental health, disaster preparedness, nutrition, education, public safety, and many more. Whether you are a student who wants to launch a career or a professional looking to change careers, this guide offers a straightforward introduction to the public health field. It details the training, salary ranges, and degree requirements for each job and alerts readers to alternative pathways beyond the traditional MPH.
New to the Second Edition:
Public health careers in the military
Public health and aging
Expanded information on global health careers and how to get started in global health
Careers in cutting-edge domains of public health, such as nanotechnology and public health genetics
The evolving roles of implementation science and community participatory research
MD or MPH? The differences between healthcare and public health
Includes a detailed guide to educational paths, options, and training requirements at the bachelor's, master's, and PhD levels
Offers guidance on navigating the job market through both traditional and nontraditional pathways
Provides tips on landing the job you want
Includes interviews with public health professionals who offer details of their day-to-day lives on the job
Helps job-seekers just starting out and those interested in career change