Dr. Gulzar Shah, associate dean for research at the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University reviewed 101+ Careers in Public Health by Beth Seltzer. Dr. Shah opined that it is a book that should be in the book collection of all who are interested in a career in public health, including current public health students and those who are indecisive about the career path but want to serve humanity through public health service.
[Photo: Dr. Gulzar Shah]
Relatively few people outside the public health world understand the nature of jobs in the public health arena, the skills and competencies needed, or the agencies typically offering these jobs. This easy-to-understand guide offers insight into what constitutes public health, including its history and future. 101 Careers in Public Health provides a broad overview of the functions and services the public health workforce can expect to perform and the type of research that can be beneficial to public health practice and policy. In addition, the book provides details on the educational credentials and degrees considered appropriate for public health jobs and ways to become a part of public health workforce.
The full review can be read here.