||by Jennifer Hernandez
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Global efforts to improve healthcare coverage and increase health awareness has led to a recent spike in jobs in the public health industry. While there are a number of different career paths one may take, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that across the industry as a whole, jobs are expected to increase by 21% from 2012-2022, much higher than the national average of 11%.
Dieticians/Nutritionists are common careers for those in the public health field. By 2022, the US is expected to increase from 67,400 to 81,600 jobs, with the current median pay lying around $55,240 per year. In addition, those with a master’s degree tend to achieve higher earnings than those who only hold a bachelor’s.
The Department of Nutrition at UMass Amherst offers the Concurrent Dietetic Internship/Online Masters in Public Health (MPH) in Nutrition Program. This full-time, 27-month, post-baccalaureate program is a combination of online master’s curricula and supervised practicum activities (DI). At various prescheduled periods, interns rotate among clinical, community, and food service sites in Massachusetts, while at the same time completing online graduate-level coursework in public health and nutrition. The supervised practice experience provides dietetic interns with the practical skills necessary to become Registered Dietitians or Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.
Get started by clicking here for more information on the UMass Amherst's Blended Concurrent Dietetic Internship/Online Masters in Public Health (MPH) in Nutrition Program.