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The need for public health professionals has never been greater

The World Health Organization reports an estimated shortage of 7.2 million workers in this essential field, with that number expected to grow to 12.5 million by 2035. It is estimated that California alone will account for nearly 250,000 of that scarcity.

Learn more about how UC Berkeley’s On-Campus/Online Master of Public Health can prepare you for rapid career growth while making an enormous difference in your community. The online format lets you take advantage of Berkeley quality while you continue working. Study alongside professionals who share your drive to make global health a part of everyday conversation. And with 98% of our students graduating, you have access to a wealth of networking opportunities and career guidance.

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Global shortage of public health professionals:

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The Changing Face of Global Health

Despite a long-standing debate on how to define global health, on its most basic level global health builds on national public health efforts and focuses on health issues that transcend geographic boundaries. To shed light on this important topic, the UC Berkeley OOMPH Blog will devote the entire month to feature prominent voices and issues related to global health. For now we present to you the first piece in our series, bringing you eye-opening statistics and read more…

Public Health in the News

  • The Changing Face of Global Health

    Despite a long-standing debate on how to define global health, on its most basic level global health builds on national public health efforts and focuses on health issues that transcend geographic boundaries. To shed light on this important topic, the UC Berkeley OOMPH Blog will devote the entire month to feature prominent voices and issues […]
  • Meet Graduate Tim Ho

    Caring for Millions in Southern California Tim Ho Class of 2014 Since 1997, graduate Tim Ho has worked at Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) as a family medicine doctor, caring for one sick patient at a time. In 2015, he assumed the role of Regional Assistant Medical Director, Quality and Clinical Analysis at the […]
  • 4 Reasons to Invest in a Public Health Career

    If you’re considering a career in public health or looking to get more deeply involved in the field, you’ve probably read the headlines by now. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics projections for 2014-2024, the healthcare sector will have the fastest job and wage growth over this time period, outpacing every other industry and well […]
  • OOMPH Gets Social

    Your role in public health builds and strengthens communities toward better health and wellness. With that in mind, we’re excited to announce that the UC Berkeley On-Campus/Online Master of Public Health (OOMPH) program is now on social media! We’ll be covering news and trends in the field so that you have the most current knowledge. […]

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