|Career data updated last on 10/15/2014|
The mission of public health is to "fulfill society's interest in assuring conditions in which people can be healthy."
Public health carries out its mission through organized, interdisciplinary efforts that address the physical, mental and environmental health concerns of communities and populations at risk for disease and injury. Its mission is achieved through the application of health promotion and disease prevention technologies and interventions designed to improve and enhance quality of life.
|Salary||$20.11/hr - $41,830 annually|
Public Health individuals work for state and federal government agencies, health departments, private industry and research industries.
|High School Prep||
General college preparation is recommended. To enter a university or college program, you should complete three courses in math including algebra I, algebra II and geometry, or a higher level math course for which algebra II is a prerequisite; three science courses including one biological science, one physical science and one lab course; four English units and two social studies units, including one in U.S. History; and two years of a second language.
Individuals should have at least a baccalaureate degree, and a masters or doctoral degree for more advanced research positions. Studies cover statistical methods, data management, demographics and other related areas.
- University of Colorado-Denver
- Walden University
- Master's On-line program available
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