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Is public health going to be feasible?

I would like to know possible careers for someone in public health, and if that is a feasible major since it is a popular major for this year due to the epidemic. college-major healthcare pharmacist health major detroit

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Suzanne’s Answer

It's a great question, Zeinab. I think public health will always be a very important part of health care and planning for the health of our communities. Although it may be possible to get a job in public health with a bachelor's degree, most of the time public health professionals have either a master's degree in public health (an MPH) or a doctorate. For example, here in Michigan we have Dr. Joneigh Khaldun as our chief public health officer who has both an MPH and an M.D.

People with public health degrees can specialize in many areas including epidemiology (which we are hearing a lot about during the pandemic), as well as health education (teaching others about how to be healthy), designing programs and policies around health for governments and agencies....it goes on and on.

If you are interested in how to improve health for your community and would like to approach it from the perspective of someone who works with communities or groups rather than as a one-on-one health care provider, this is definitely an area you should explore further.

Suzanne recommends the following next steps:

Check out this link to the Wayne State University programs in public health: https://clas.wayne.edu/public-health
Here is a list from the Wayne State site on potential careers in public health: https://clas.wayne.edu/public-health/programs/career-outlook
Here's a link about Dr. Joneigh Khaldun and her role in public health in Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73970_73993-497860--,00.html
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RAVI’s Answer

Public Health Major is offered in many universities. With the knowledge you gain from these majors allow you many options.

1. Public Health Policy advocate in many government agencies both at federal level and state level influencing and help drafting policies.
2. Legal career in public health - after your undergrad you can pursue legal career to have even major impact public health policy.
3. Doctor, nurse, Physician's assistant, Health Insurance companies , and other medical administrative careers are all possibilities.
4. Health Policy makers are various health facilities and insurance companies need the expertise as well.
5. Teaching Health Policy is an option as well.

Best wishes.
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