The BSPH in Community Health will position you for many different career paths. Upon completion of the degree, you can pursue careers in health promotion or pursue additional training in medical schools, accelerated nursing programs, or other healthcare-oriented fields.
Employment opportunities for BSPH graduates with a major in Community Health are projected to grow 17 percent between now and 2030, faster than the average for all occupations according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Prospective employers, including insurance companies, local and state health departments, healthcare systems, health-related agencies, colleges, and corporations, are working to find ways to improve the quality of care and health outcomes, while reducing costs.
They hire health educators and community health workers to teach people how to make healthier choices, obtain life-saving health screenings, and how to prevent diseases, medical procedures and injury. They explain how lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of developing many preventable diseases, such as lung cancer, HIV, heart disease, and skin cancer. Health educators and community health workers also help people better manage chronic conditions.
Possible career opportunities for graduates of the BSPH in Community Health include:
- Disease Prevention Specialist
- Health Advocate
- Health Coach
- Health Educator
- Program Coordinator
- Worksite Wellness Educator
- Community Outreach Coordinator