Public health professionals work to improve and protect the quality of life in communities through prevention, education, and policy.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for health educators and community health workers is expected to grow by 13% between 2014 and 2024.
The demand is growing across the country and the world for more health workers to meet ongoing community health needs. The aging population, the rise of chronic health challenges, worldwide viral epidemics, and a nationwide focus on preventive health have all influenced the necessity for more professionals in the field. Public health covers a broad range of fields but at its core is about prevention.