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Public Health

Growing Job Opportunities

More professionals who are prepared to prevent disease and promote health in the population as a whole are in demand.

It is projected that more than 250,000 additional public health workers will be needed in the United States than will be available by 2020.

In Massachusetts, employment in public health occupations is expected to grow 25 percent by 2050.

For those with degrees in public health, many careers exist, including environmentalists, community and public health workers, health and nutrition educators, toxicologists, risk analysts, research project coordinators, epidemiologists, nutrition and worksite wellness managers, managers for community programs for older adults, and occupational health program managers.

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