Public health work is done in a wide variety of settings in the public and private sectors. Graduates of the baccalaureate program in Public Health are prepared to use their skills in a variety of government agencies, hospitals and other facilities of the health care systems, community mental health agencies, employee health programs in business and industry, student health services on college campuses, and many non-profit health agencies in communities. Graduates have a comprehensive knowledge base in health science and skills in planning educational programs, designing instructional materials, conducting community health needs assessments, and completing common administration duties such as budgeting and supervising volunteers. Many students choose to pursue advanced degrees in public health, and are strongly encouraged.
Environmental health science and protection is the art and science of protecting against environmental factors that adversely impact human health or the ecologic balances to long-term human and ecosystem health. Exciting careers are available working with government agencies, municipalities, utilities, environmental consulting firms, industry, non-profit organizations, and local governments. With ever expanding opportunities, environmental health graduates will be globally marketable.
This is an exciting time for taking Healthcare Administration Degree at WKU. Healthcare is changing more rapidly than almost any other field. Future medical and health services managers must be prepared to deal with the integration of health care delivery systems, technological innovations, an increasingly complex regulatory environment, restructuring of work and an increased focus on preventive care. With growing diversity in the healthcare system, executives are needed in many settings, including:
Your first job might be an entry- to mid-level management position in a specialized area, such as: