Monday, June 30, 2014
It's summer and the last thing you and/or your teenagers want to be thinking about it school, right? But choosing the right field of study is vital for a variety of reasons. Green-minded and socially-minded moms, dads, and kids have more than just a future alma mater on their minds when it comes to making this choice.
As the world moves toward a global economy, the health of people in different countries becomes a matter of great urgency to those of us in the United States. Or at least it should. Greater mobility means that an illness in one part of the world can quickly move into another area. The natural disasters that harm people in other countries result in massive efforts to send aid and help the local communities recover. Third world countries without access to clean water are suffering from preventable diseases and are now being assisted by different charity groups and other countries. Public health education prepares people to deal with these challenges and help improve the quality of life for people worldwide.
The Greater Good
In this mobile society, diseases don't have to wait until an explorer takes them across an ocean. People can become infected and contagious when they visit a third world country. Then the disease is apt to spread upon their return home. Knowing how to counteract and deal with these problems helps keep people around the world safe, as well as improving the overall health of people in the originating country.
Throughout the world, regions remain where fresh drinking water is in short supply. People are dying from easily preventable diseases. With a public health education, you can take a more meaningful role in helping those countries improve access to water and overall health.
Choosing the Right Schedule
The University of Southern California (USC) is only one institution offering this valuable degree. It's important to choose the right school for this education. Look for an institution that has faculty members who have been actively involved in cutting-edge research. A more diverse background will provide you or your teenager with a more impressive education range so that you can work toward addressing the most critical issues facing the world today. In addition to assisting communities dealing with age-old problems like water shortages, you can also help address emerging problems that threaten the health and well-being of modern nations.
When it's time to invest in education for yourself or your children, there are countless degrees to consider. This type of education provides you with the ability to help people throughout the world in the most basic and important ways. With the advancements in online programs, you'll find that getting the degree is now easier than ever before.
If you are in a position to choose a path that will have a global impact, consider a getting an education in public health. We can't all do it, but somebody who cares has to!
Keeping the options open,