According to the University of Arkansas, "Public health is an exciting, diverse major that focuses on disease prevention and health promotion needs at the community level. Public health work is conducted by teams of clinicians, epidemiologists, behavioral scientists, environmental scientists, health education specialists, health inspectors, statisticians, and health administrators. Students receiving a B.S. in Public Health will be trained for entry-level public health positions found in government agencies, health corporations, and community non-profit organizations. Graduates are employed in a variety of settings, including: public health departments, non-governmental agencies, hospitals, health care management organizations, and health care accrediting agencies. The public health degree at the University of Arkansas is specifically focused on health promotion, health behavior and health education. In accordance, graduates are eligible for the Certified Health Education Specialist credential."

Ability to Work with Diverse Populations


Presentation Skills

Communication Skills (Oral & Written)

Intrapersonal Skills

Problem Solving Skills

Dedicated to Helping Others

Positive Attitude

Research Methodology

Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

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