/ Asked by sara
Good morning, I would like to ask about public health majors, is it preferable to have a medical background?
Answered by Sara, Hiring Expert at Grace, on Monday, January 22, 2018
In my experience, most students majoring in Public Health are interested in medical, research, or some other field of science . These people aspire to work for the major hospitals or health-related government institutions such as the CDC. A quick Google search on jobs for Public Health majors shows various positions available in Quality, Environmental Health, Hospitals, and government agencies. Nationwide I came up with more than 8,000 jobs open. If this is an area of interest for you, I would research your career options to see if they fit what you are looking for. Good luck!
Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018
I think the answer to this depends on where you want to go with your career. Do you want to work on the medical side? Research? The business side of healthcare? I have seen several Public Health majors have an interest in healthcare marketing, medical device sales, etc. While these types of positions (within a business setting) don't necessarily require a medical background, other positions may...such as a research position. I would recommend doing research on positions available for Public Health majors and decide which path most interests you. From there, check out the job requirements to better understand the type of experience you should be focusing on.
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