Guide to Understanding Public Health | College of Public Health | Kent State University

Guide to Understanding Public Health

Public health is the science, art and practice of protecting and improving the health of the population.

A Higher Degree of Purpose: Find Your Path

IN-Demand Field

  • Public Health will be adding 250,000 jobs by 2020, according to the World Health Organization.
  • According to recent salary surveys, yearly Public Health career compensation ranges from $31,500 to $161,400 for careers in Public Health.

Industry Goals

The goal of the Public Health industry is to make the conditions in which people live as healthy as possible. This may involve improving current conditions, protecting people from risks or developing plans to handle emergency situations.

Industry Growth Rate

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the average growth rate is 7 percent for all wage and salary workers.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics