A predicted shortage of trained public health workers is driving a demand for qualified and caring graduates in this field, especially in light of current healthcare changes. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow 21% percent through 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.

The BLS points to efforts to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs as a key reason for this growth. Insurance companies, employers and governments continue to seek ways to improve quality of care and health outcomes while curbing costs. Health educators and community health workers play a critical role in this process, teaching people how to live healthy lives in the hopes of avoiding costly diseases and medical procedures.

Gain the knowledge you need to enter this growing field, which includes private and public practices aimed at promoting health and preventing diseases, with our major in public health.  You’ll be primed to truly make a difference in the world.

As a public health professional, you’ll be prepared to address current public health issues including childhood obesity, disease outbreaks, disaster prevention and recovery and nutrition and exercise.  And, if your interests lie in the social implications of health and wellness, you’ll be encouraged to take the Certified Health Education Specialists exam after graduation.

Students will be prepared to pursue graduate study in public health or rewarding work in numerous and diverse settings.

AmeriCorps/Canton McKinley HS
AmeriCorps/NEOMED University
Detroit Medical Center
The Cleveland Foodbank

Wright State
Ohio State University

Health departments
Research laboratories
Colleges and universities
Non-profit organizations
Pharmaceutical companies
Wellness centers
Health insurance corporations

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