The health professions are an important focus at Marian University, where being of service to others and making a positive impact on the community is an important part of our Franciscan values.
While a doctor treats individual patients who are sick, those who work in public health are focused on the prevention of illness and injury among groups of people. Protecting the health of women and infants, teens, adults, the elderly, and the general public as a whole in the communities where we all live, learn, work, and play is their priority.
If you want to major in public health, two tracks are available:
If you plan to major in business, education, or another field, you can add a minor in public health to your plans of study.
Students who major or minor in public health learn how to promote good health practices. They explore a variety of behavioral, environmental, social, and related issues related to public health.
As a public health professional, you'll be involved in work that increases life expectancies, reduces infant and child mortality, reduces the spread of communicable diseases, and other important health and wellness activities.
From conducting research to education and awareness about ways to maintain good health, public health professionals are community advocates.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of jobs in public health are expected to grow 13 percent faster than average through 2024.
A degree in public health can open doors beyond the most common career path, which is working for municipal and state government agencies. In fact, earning a degree in public health can lead to career paths in corporate, small-business, educational, non-profit, and other settings. These are just a few examples of the areas in which public health graduates can work.
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