Public Health – It’s Where The Jobs Are

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In the current economy, most industries are shrinking instead of expanding as the stock market indices would have the public believe. However, there are numerous Baby Boomers who are in great need of top notch private care. They can also afford this care and will pay a premium for individuals with the right kind of education and skill set. In the event that government administration such as HIPAA does not appeal to you, then you can go into the private market as long as you are not afraid to relocate. There are such a large number of chances in terms of finding a job in the field of health that everybody can definitely find something.

However, you must first have the right kind of degree: an online MPH.

Are you looking for a change? There is one definite industry that is expanding and will continue to do so for the next few decades: public health. Obamacare virtually assures a need for more government bureaucracy when it comes to health. The government is also requiring the vast majority of practicing doctors in the country to conform to an entirely new set of administrative standards. Most doctors simply do not have the time to make the necessary changes themselves. They are in desperate need of individuals who understand medical administration and government oversight.

These are exactly the skills that an online public health administration Master’s degree program¬†will teach its students. Upon graduation, a student will be able to immediately go into a private office and keep it up to code or move into the government to help administrate the huge program that is Obamacare.

Baby Boomers with no family are also in great need of individuals with high levels of medical and administrative skills to tend to their needs. If a student is ready to move to certain areas of the country, especially large, metropolitan areas, then they will definitely have their choice of employment when it comes to public health.

There are additional advantages to getting a public health degree. The program itself is much less expensive as well as less time consuming than many other programs that are after the undergraduate level. Also, no program has the ability to assure more of an opportunity at a job immediately coming out of school like the field of public health.

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Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe at jenniferwolfe.net.

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