101 Careers in Public Health

101 Careers in Public Health

Description

First rate advice. --APHA What sort of training do you need to work in public health? What kinds of jobs are out there right now? And what exactly is an epidemiologist, anyway? Answering these questions and more, this career guide provides an overview of the numerous options in public health and the many different roads to get there. Whether you`re a student who wants to launch a career or a professional looking to change careers, this guide offers an easy introduction to the field. It details the training, salary ranges, and degree requirements for each job, and alerts readers to alternative pathways beyond the traditional MPH.

Table of contents

101 Careers in Public Health......Page 4
Contents......Page 8
Preface......Page 16
Acknowledgments......Page 18
Part I: Introduction to Public Health ......Page 22
History of Public Health ......Page 24
The Role of Public Health Today ......Page 25
Research......Page 27
Direct Service......Page 28
References ......Page 29
Bachelor`s Degrees in Public Health ......Page 30
Doctor`s of Public Health Degrees ......Page 31
Certifications and Other Training ......Page 32
Finding a School of Public Health ......Page 33
Traditional Pathways ......Page 34
Getting in the Back Door ......Page 36
Federal Government Agencies ......Page 37
State and Local Agencies ......Page 39
Part II: Public Health Careers ......Page 40
4. Infectious Disease ......Page 42
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 43
For Further Information......Page 44
Public Health Profile: Epidemiologist......Page 45
Job Description......Page 47
Workplaces......Page 48
Public Health Profile: Medical Officer......Page 49
Job Description......Page 51
Compensation......Page 52
For Further Information......Page 53
Public Health Profile: Public Health Nurse......Page 54
Job Description......Page 56
Compensation......Page 57
Job Description......Page 58
Compensation......Page 59
Job Description......Page 60
Workplaces......Page 61
Public Health Profile: Vaccine Researcher......Page 62
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 65
For Further Information......Page 66
Education and Certification......Page 67
Employment Outlook......Page 68
For Further Information......Page 69
5. Chronic Disease and Cancer......Page 70
Education and Certification......Page 71
Employment Outlook......Page 72
Education and Certification......Page 73
For Further Information......Page 74
Public Health Profile: Health Promotion Program Coordinator......Page 75
Education and Certification......Page 77
For Further Information......Page 78
Public Health Profile: Medical Epidemiologist......Page 79
Education and Certification......Page 81
Employment Outlook......Page 82
Public Health Profile: Public Health Dentist......Page 83
Job Description......Page 85
Workplaces......Page 86
Public Health Profile: Tobacco Quitline Advisor......Page 87
Education and Certification......Page 89
Employment Outlook......Page 90
Education and Certification......Page 91
Employment Outlook......Page 92
References ......Page 93
6. Public Safety......Page 94
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 95
For Further Information......Page 96
Education and Certification......Page 97
Employment Outlook......Page 98
Public Health Profile: EMS Director......Page 99
Job Description......Page 101
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 102
For Further Information......Page 103
Public Health Profile: Specialist in Poison Information......Page 104
Job Description......Page 106
Compensation......Page 107
Reference ......Page 108
7. Maternal and Child Health......Page 110
Education and Certification......Page 111
Employment Outlook......Page 112
Public Health Profile: Deputy Director/Family Health Services......Page 113
Job Description......Page 115
Employment Outlook......Page 116
Education and Certification......Page 117
Employment Outlook......Page 118
Job Description......Page 119
Employment Outlook......Page 120
Public Health Profile: WIC Nutritionist......Page 121
8. Pharmaceuticals and Drug Safety......Page 126
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 127
For Further Information......Page 128
Public Health Profile: Pharmacist......Page 129
Education and Certification......Page 131
Public Health Profile: Medical Officer......Page 132
Job Description......Page 135
Workplaces......Page 136
Job description......Page 137
Employment Outlook......Page 138
Education and Certification......Page 139
For Further Information......Page 140
9. Environmental Health and Water Safety......Page 142
Education and Certification......Page 143
Workplaces......Page 144
Job Description......Page 145
Workplaces......Page 146
Job Description......Page 147
Compensation......Page 148
Public Health Profile: Environmental Engineer......Page 149
Compensation......Page 152
Public Health Profile: Hazardous Waste Inspector......Page 153
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 156
Job Description......Page 157
Workplaces......Page 158
Job Description......Page 159
Compensation......Page 160
Public Health Profile: Community Activist......Page 161
Job Description......Page 164
Workplaces......Page 165
Reference ......Page 166
10. Occupational Health and Safety......Page 168
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 169
For Further Information......Page 170
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 171
For Further Information......Page 172
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 173
For Further Information......Page 174
Public Health Profile: Industrial Hygienist......Page 175
Job Description......Page 177
Compensation......Page 178
Public Health Profile: Corporate Medical Director......Page 179
References ......Page 182
11. Food Safety and Nutrition......Page 184
Education and Certification......Page 185
Workplaces......Page 186
Job Description......Page 187
Employment Outlook......Page 188
Public Health Profile: Food Service Sanitarian......Page 189
Job Description......Page 191
Compensation......Page 192
Job Description......Page 193
Compensation......Page 194
Job Description......Page 195
Compensation......Page 196
References ......Page 197
12. Disaster Preparedness and Response......Page 198
Job Description......Page 199
Workplaces......Page 200
Public Health Profile: Emergency Preparedness Specialist......Page 201
Education and Certification......Page 204
Employment Outlook......Page 205
Education and Certification......Page 206
Employment Outlook......Page 207
Public Health Profile: Disaster Preparedness Researcher......Page 208
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 211
For Further Information......Page 212
13. Health Communication......Page 214
Job Description......Page 215
Workplaces......Page 216
Job Description......Page 217
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 218
For Further Information......Page 219
Public Health Profile: Communications Director......Page 220
Job Description......Page 222
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 223
For Further Information......Page 224
Public Health Profile: Social Marketer......Page 225
Job Description......Page 227
Compensation......Page 228
For Further Information......Page 229
14. Health Education......Page 230
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 231
For Further Information......Page 232
Public Health Profile: Health Teacher......Page 233
Job Description......Page 235
Employment Outlook......Page 236
Education and Certification......Page 237
Employment Outlook......Page 238
Education and Certification......Page 239
Employment Outlook......Page 240
Public Health Profile: Dean, School of Public Health......Page 241
Reference ......Page 243
15. Health Disparities, Vulnerable Groups, and At-Risk Populations......Page 244
Job Description......Page 245
Employment Outlook......Page 246
Public Health Profile: Director, Office of Minority Health......Page 247
Job Description......Page 249
Workplaces......Page 250
Job Description......Page 251
Workplaces......Page 252
Public Health Profile: Correctional Medicine Physician......Page 253
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 256
For Further Information......Page 257
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 258
For Further Information......Page 259
Reference ......Page 260
16. Mental Health......Page 262
Job Description......Page 263
Workplaces......Page 264
Public Health Profile: Mental Health Researcher......Page 265
Education and Certification......Page 268
Employment Outlook......Page 269
Public Health Profile: Public Health Social Worker......Page 270
Education and Certification......Page 273
Employment Outlook......Page 274
Job Description......Page 275
For Further Information......Page 276
References ......Page 277
17. Public Health Law, Regulations, and Policies......Page 278
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 279
Job Description......Page 280
Compensation......Page 281
Public Health Profile: Policy Analyst......Page 282
Education and Certification......Page 285
Employment Outlook......Page 286
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 287
For Further Information......Page 288
Compensation......Page 289
Job Description......Page 290
Workplaces......Page 291
Job Description......Page 292
Workplaces......Page 293
Job Description......Page 294
Workplaces......Page 295
References ......Page 296
18. Evaluation, Safety, and Quality......Page 298
Education and Certification......Page 299
For Further Information......Page 300
Public Health Profile: Program Evaluator......Page 301
Job Description......Page 303
Workplaces......Page 304
Job Description......Page 305
Compensation......Page 306
Job Description......Page 307
Compensation......Page 308
Job Description......Page 309
Compensation......Page 310
Public Health Profile: Patient Safety Specialist......Page 311
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 314
Reference ......Page 315
Job Description......Page 316
Compensation......Page 317
Job Description......Page 318
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 319
Job Description......Page 320
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 321
Public Health Profile: Program Officer......Page 322
Education and Certification......Page 325
Employment Outlook......Page 326
Education and Certification......Page 327
Employment Outlook......Page 328
Public Health Profile: Director of a Professional Association......Page 329
20. Public Health Administration and Leadership......Page 332
Education and Certification......Page 333
Employment Outlook......Page 334
Public Health Profile: Deputy Health Commissioner......Page 335
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 338
For Further Information......Page 339
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 340
For Further Information......Page 341
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 342
Job Description......Page 343
Employment Outlook......Page 344
For Further Information......Page 345
21. Global Health......Page 346
Education and Certification......Page 347
Employment Outlook......Page 348
Job Description......Page 349
Workplaces......Page 350
Job Description......Page 351
Compensation......Page 352
Public Health Profile: Procurement Manager......Page 353
Job Description......Page 356
Employment Outlook......Page 357
Public Health Profile: International Programs Manager......Page 358
Education and Certification......Page 361
Employment Outlook......Page 362
Public Health Profile: NGO Founder/Director......Page 363
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 366
References......Page 367
Job Description......Page 368
Workplaces......Page 369
Job Description......Page 370
Employment Outlook......Page 371
Education and Certification......Page 372
For Further Information......Page 373
Core Competencies and Skills......Page 374
Public Health Profile: Chef......Page 375
Job Description......Page 378
Compensation......Page 379
Job Description......Page 380
Compensation......Page 381
Public Health Profile: Medical Expert......Page 382
Part III: The Future of Public Health......Page 386
Health Reform and Public Health Jobs ......Page 388
Climate Change and Public Health ......Page 389
New Media and Public Health ......Page 390
References ......Page 391
Index ......Page 392

Details

  • Author: Beth Seltzer MD MPH
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 0826117686
  • ISBN-13: 9780826117687, 9780826117694
  • Pages: 397
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 2.0M
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