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Public Health Careers Provide Opportunities to Improve Many Lives at a Time

Public Health Careers Provide Opportunities to Improve Many Lives at a Time

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Peter Vogt / MonsterTRAK Career Coach

Environmental Health Sciences: According to the ASPH, half of those who work in public health focus on this specialty. Environmental health scientists examine factors in the natural environment (air, water and land) that affect people’s well-being.

International/Global Health: Specialists in this area look for ways to improve health and health standards in developing countries around the world.

Biomedical and Laboratory Practice: Bacteriologists, microbiologists, biochemists and others in this subspecialty develop laboratory techniques to help diagnose and treat diseases and other conditions affecting people’s health.

Are You Ready for a Career in Health Care?

1. We say “school,” you think:

Bring it on!
Eek! What will I wear on the first day?
My dog ate my homework.

Nutrition: Nutritionists teach people how to eat well to stay healthy.

Public Health Practice: These generalists take the principles of epidemiology, biostatistics, behavioral science and environmental health right to the people — the “public” of public health — to teach health promotion and disease prevention.

Maternal and Child Health: These health practitioners study the often complex and unique public health problems affecting women and children.

Occupational Safety and Health: These specialists identify potential health and safety hazards in the work environment and focus on preventing and/or controlling them.

Be a Big-Picture Healer

If you’re a big-picture thinker and would like to make a difference in the health of hundreds, thousands or even millions of people, then public health careers may be just the remedy you need.

This article originally appeared on Monster Career Advice.

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