101 Careers in Public Health

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Springer Publishing Company, Sep 28, 2010 - Medical - 396 pages
"First rate advice."--APHA

  • What sort of training do you need to work in public health?
  • What kinds of jobs are out there right now?
  • And what exactly is an epidemiologist, anyway?

Answering these questions and more, this career guide provides an overview of the numerous options in public health and the many different roads to get there. Whether you're a student who wants to launch a career or a professional looking to change careers, this guide offers an easy introduction to the field. It details the training, salary ranges, and degree requirements for each job, and alerts readers to alternative pathways beyond the traditional MPH.

101 Careers in Public Health helps you follow your interests, find the right job, and make a difference.

Key Features

  • 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, with information on both traditional and nontraditional pathways-and tips on landing the job you want

  • Provides descriptions of careers in disease prevention, environmental health, disaster preparedness, nutrition, education, public safety, and many more

  • Includes interviews with public health professionals who offer details of their day-to-day lives on the job


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Great resource for people who are interested in public health!If you are consider a career related to health and public interest, this is a wonderful reference book. First it introduces the general ... Read full review

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Beth Seltzer, MD, MPH, is a physician whose recent work has focused on using media as a tool for health education and behavior change. Dr. Seltzer is board-certified in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University and completed her Preventive Medicine residency at Stony Brook University, with an MPH degree from Columbia University. Prior to her medical career, Dr. Seltzer was a documentary film producer, earning multiple awards for her work. More recently, she has been a writer and consultant for the Discovery Health and Discovery Channel television networks, developing content for educational television shows and interactive media directed at both physicians and general audiences.

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