Biomedical and Laboratory Practice
Public health professionals analyze and develop programs that protect the health of individuals, families and communities in the United States and abroad. Using education, development of healthy lifestyles, research and program implementation, public health professionals are agents for disease prevention and health promotion.
The United States is placing a high priority on building up the nation's public health workforce. A career in public health opens the door to diverse opportunities in a variety of sectors such as federal, private and non-governmental organizations.
What does this mean for you? It means that with a degree in public health, you’ll be in high demand – and on a career path filled with advancement opportunities.
Public health professionals who specialize in biomedical and laboratory practice use lab techniques to diagnose and treat disease and to study the conditions that affect health status. This field encompasses a diverse array of specialists, including bacteriologists, microbiologists and biochemists, among others.
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All master's of public health students must take one course in each of the five core public health areas:
Additional courses are required to complete a master's degree. Search for schools that provide training for this career.
You can search for schools in this field on the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health's (ASPPH) website. SOPHAS is the centralized online application service for students applying to a school or program of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). A complete list of accredited schools and programs can be found on the CEPH website.
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Last updated: September 18, 2014
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