The need for capable public health professionals – those who can research existing healthcare issues, develop new forms of treatment and evaluation, and enact change on a macro level to the existing health system – is at an all-time high. Typically, public health professionals are those charged with improving the quality of life amongst communities and groups of patients on a larger scale.
Because of the broad nature of the topic of public health, related degree options may vary. The most common is a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, but with a selection of potential concentrations, including child development, health and cultural diversity, health communication, health informatics, health management, or health promotion and wellness. Graduate degrees – Master of Public Health – are widely available as well, and some programs offer options to combine bachelor’s and master’s tracks into one educational offering. While the combined track might be a longer course of study, the bachelor’s programs are expected to be completed in less than four years, with such coursework including the study of global health, epidemiology, healthcare finance and economics, and ethical and legal issues in healthcare, among others topics. While career paths are extensive as well in a growing healthcare industry, on such option – medical and public health social worker – carries a median annual salary approaching $52,000 (BLS.gov) for those working in hospital settings.
Adventist University of Health Sciences — The Adventist University of Health Sciences' BS in radiological science degree covers everything the professional radiologist needs to know about mammography, computed tomography, MRI, advanced patient care issues, and medical imaging. Coursework also covers issues and trends in health care and case studies, with a focus on providing the tools and insights students need to become marketable job applicants.
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