A Master of Global Health degree will prepare students for leadership careers in the field of international health policy, in health care, and in the research and development that relates to global health and well being. This is a field that encompasses the study of issues of public health and the making of policies that affect public health. Students in this field also study how to implement the techniques that are developed to improve areas of public well being concerns.
Global Health Education and Training
Some undergraduate majors are beneficial for people who are going into areas of where they could use such a degree. Anyone who wishes to go into the fields of behavioral sciences will find that majors such as sociology, psychology, and even anthropology, can be very useful in their careers. To be accepted in schools that teach about public safety issues, every student is required to prove their competence in communicating with others effectively. These communication skills must be proven both verbally, and written. Any student who can take advantage of the undergraduate opportunities will be able to sharpen their communication skills, and prepare to prove them to the acceptance board and work toward the global health MPH.
People, who are more interested in epidemiology or in biostatistics, will greatly benefit from having either a math major, or a science major under their belt. Candidates who are more inclined to work in the fields of environmental concerns will want to major in biology or chemistry, and anyone who is considering the maternal, or child’s well being will definitely want a major in biology, and social sciences.
In order to finish with the Master of Global Health training the student will be required to do some field study, and practical learning in the field. You can prepare yourself beforehand by doing things like volunteering for the Red Cross, or help out in your community with an immunization program, as any healthcare related program.
The average cost for these college programs is under $18,000 a year if you go to school in the state where you live, and around $26,000 if you go to an out of state school. There are many different variations on the curriculum provided, depending on what field you want to use your Master of Global Health degree in after graduation.
Global Health Careers
Once you have gotten the masters degree you can hold positions like that of a healthcare educator or director in international and global health programs for federal and state agencies, international agencies like the United Nations Work Bank, World Health Organization, UNICEF, and various non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Graduating with a master of global health degree leads to careers in areas of practice like epidemiology, health education, and nutrition specializations.
You can work as an epidemiologist, or as a clinical research coordinator, you can hold a position as a non-profit organization director, or even as a healthcare consultant. You will have duties that include such things as promoting a healthy lifestyle in a demographic region by monitoring the well being and safety conditions of the region, helping to implement plans to prevent the spread of diseases, and to manage to help the people to have better tools and resources at their disposal.
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