West Virginia School of Public Health – WV

West Virginia Public Health Education

West Virginia takes their public health services seriously enough to offer an average salary of $76,000 to those who work in the public health area. That salary is an average of all the professions found in public health, but as such, it still stands at 22% higher than the national average for public health professions. This means that the average salary depends on the level of expertise, but is one of the higher paying ones in the country, no matter what particular field is chosen.

The specific educational requirements depend completely in the requirements of the specific professional license desired. These requirements can best be found by contacting the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health. Only general requirements can be discussed here since the exact profession one seeks in public health varies from individual to individual.

Most licensed professionals will need to complete a master program online or through campus based West Virginia public health schools. Some, who wish to work in the educational field may need to have a PhD and will still be required to have some type of educational background that speak of their ability to teach the material. Even those who hold the highest of degrees may be required to complete some continuing education courses throughout the tie they hold a professional license. This is necessary to ensure that the professional keeps up to date on progress within their field and any available information that would be useful to their profession. This is yet another method to ensure the safety of the public.

Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Public Health Professionals in Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg and Wheeling, West Virginia may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital, Wheeling Hospital, Saint Mary's Medical Center and Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Resources: West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, Indeed.com and the Bureau of Labor and Statistics

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