Tempe, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/28/2012 -- As the country continues to recover from the current recession, certain careers have weathered the shaky economy better than others.
One such field is public health. As the population continues to live longer than ever and the shortage of physicians becomes more pronounced, public health has become a significant concern for many people. As a result, those who decide to work in this field are virtually guaranteed steady work with an decent salary.
In order to be hired by many hospitals and other institutions, most employers require that their applicants have attended and earned a degree from public health masters programs. But for many aspiring students, understanding that the degree is necessary and knowing how to go about earning one are two different things. Since so many schools offer master of public health programs, it can be hard to know which colleges will provide the best educational opportunities.
A website has been getting a lot of attention lately for its in-depth and helpful articles all pertaining to the master public health.
Masters in Public Health Guides features information, tips and advice about MPH programs across the country, including a Top 10 list of the top public health (MPH) programs that are currently available and, for students who are interested in this option, MPH programs online.
“Public Health is the prevailing science of preventing disease, improving the health of communities through education, promoting healthier lifestyles to prolong life and healthy living,” an article on the website noted.
“A Masters in Public Health (MPH) Program challenges its professionals to confront complex health issues, such as improving access to health care, controlling infectious disease, and reducing environmental hazards, violence, substance abuse, and injury.”
Boston University School of Public Health, for example, helps ready their students for a practice-oriented career. The school offers a wide variety of master of public health degree programs, as well as a master of science in epidemiology and other choices.
Colorado School of Public Health and East Tennessee State University College of Public Health also make the Top 10 list, as does Florida International University Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work.
As the website noted, most people are able to complete their master of public health degree in just two years. While in school, students usually focus on just one aspect of public health, which allows them to try for a job in that particular field.
About Masters in Public Health Guides
Masters in Public Health Guides offers prospective students as well as those who are already working in the medical field and who would like to go back to school information and tips about the best master of public health programs in the country. The website features a Top 10 List of MPH programs, a frequently-asked-questions section and information about online programs. For more information, please visit http://www.mastersinpublichealthguides.org/