Public Health--Bachelor's Degree

Public Health Careers--Health Services Administration

Using your Psychology degree to begin a  career in Health Services Administration

With your Psychology degree you can move into a career in Health Services Administration. There are a wide variety of jobs in the Health Services Administration field managing resources needed to deliver effective public health services (e.g., managing the database at a school clinic, developing budgets for a health department, creating polices for health insurance companies) or directing hospital services are just some of the careers you might pursue with a public health degree in Health Services Administration. It is important to note that you might need to take some courses more directly related to Health Services Administration to be competitive for jobs. These would include courses in Health Administration or Business. You might even consider getting a Master's degree in Health Services Administration in a College of Public Health or even a Master's in Business Administration (MBA).

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mphprogramslist.com lists the average yearly income for a Health Services Administration worker at $81,000.

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Click on the links below to read about other Public Health careers that only require a Bachelor's Degree:

Public Health Careers--Nutritionist/Dietician

Public Health Careers--Health Educator/Worker

Click on the links below to read about other Public Health careers that require a graduate degree:

Public Health Careers--Biostatistics

Public Health Careers--Environmental Health

Public Health Careers--Epidemiology

Public Health Careers--Social and Behavioral Sciences

Public Health Careers--Nutritionist or Dietitian

Can a Psychology degree lead to a career as a Nutritionist or Dietitian?

Yes, your Psychology degree can lead to a carer as a Nutritionist/Dietitian--experts in food, nutrition, and diet regulation. These jobs involve advising people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or to achieve a specific health-related goal. Nutritionists and Dieticitians work in many settings, including hospitals, business, the government, nursing homes, cafeterias, and clinics. Some are self-employed and have their own practices. Keep in mind that the title of "Dietitian" is legally protected, which means to use this name you must have met certain educational requirements at an accredited college (you would get a Master's degree) and have passed the national registration exam given by the Commission on Dietetic Registration so that you can be licensed as a Dietitian. In this way, Dietitians are regulated healthcare professionals licensed to assess, diagnose, and treat nutritional problems.

It is interesting that the totle of "Nutritionist" is not legally protected. Because of this, there is no specification with regard to education, experience, or ongoing training. Thus, most states allow you to call yourself a "Nutritionist" without any specific type of education, certificate, or license.

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Salary Information

The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the average yearly income of a Nutritionist and Dietician at $59,500.

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Public Health Careers--Health Educator/Worker

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Public Health Careers--Biostatics

Public Health Careers--Environmental Health

Public Health Careers--Epidemiology

Public Health Careers--Health Services Administration

Public Health Careers--Social and Behavioral Sciences

Public Health Careers--Health Education Worker

Using your Psychology degree to become a Health Education Worker

You can use your Psychology degree to become a Health Education Worker--Community Health Workr. This job involves traching people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. For example, they inform members of the community about ways to improve the health of pregnant women or children, give advice on improving nutrition, or promote immunization against certain diseases. Other ways that Health Education Workers help the community is by collecting data, and discussing health concerns with members of specific populations or communities. These careers take place in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nonprofit organizations, government, doctors’ offices, private businesses, and colleges. Keep in mind that Health Education Workers may need a specific certification--Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Salary Information

The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median yearly income of a Health Educator/Community Health Worker at $54,000.

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Public Health Careers--Nutritionist/Dietician

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Public Health Careers--Biostatics

Public Health Careers--Environmental Health

Public Health Careers--Epidemiology

Public Health Careers--Health Services Administration

Public Health Careers--Social and Behavioral Sciences