Public Health Associate's Degree Programs

Public Health Associate’s Degree Programs

Career Options

  • Healthcare Technician
  • Health Educator
  • Social Worker

Expected Salary

$39,120

Job Growth

33%

These projections are estimates based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

An associate’s program in Public Health encompasses learning within the classroom and in practical situations. Graduates from Public Health programs may find themselves employed within public health organizations, health care facilities, hospitals or even governmental offices.

The five core areas within most Public Health curricula are:

  • Health Services Administration
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Health Education and Behavioral Science

Associate’s degree graduates in Public Health may pursue employment in a public health field or transfer their credits toward a Bachelor’s Degree program. Students may also enter a practicum that combines hands-on learning with real-world employment within the field of public health. Since September 11th, 2001, some public health programs also incorporate courses in crisis management, mass casualty and bio-terrorism.

Associate’s degrees in Public Health also afford students the opportunity to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). CHES professionals evaluate health needs individuals and communities, and also provides education in public health and related resources.

The goals of accredited Public Health programs are to:

  • Assertain and distribute the solutions to public health care problems
  • Create research facilities and put them into practice
  • Educate the public health directors of tomorrow

Public health classes are often available online for students with families or other time constraints.

Public Health Associate’s Degree Programs Enrolling Now

Kaplan College

A college education is important in today’s workforce. Kaplan College gives you the right mix of professional experience and classroom instruction in our accelerated programs to help you succeed in your new career! Kaplan College can help you train for a new career with diploma programs ranging in just a few months. Take advantage of all the benefits Kaplan College offers today!

Campus
  • Palm Springs
  • San Diego
  • Las Vegas
  • SE Indianapolis
  • North Hollywood
  • Fort Worth
Programs
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Medical Assistant X-Ray Technician
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Ultrasound

Concorde Career College

We believe hands-on experience is the best way to learn. And at Concorde, you’ll find that a “learn by doing” approach to healthcare training will get you the skills you need to succeed – and get you into the workforce quickly.

Even in today’s economy, the demand for skilled healthcare professionals shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Career Guide to Industries (2010-2011 Edition), the healthcare industry will generate .2 million in new wage and salary jobs between 2006 and 2016 – more than any other industry.

Now’s a great time to get started – and to move toward a rewarding healthcare career.

Campus
  • San Antonio
  • Dallas
  • Miramar
  • Jacksonville
  • North Hollywood
  • Aurora
  • Grand Prairie
  • Garden Grove
  • San Diego
  • San Bernardino
  • Portland
  • Orlando
  • Tampa
Programs
  • Respiratory Therapy - (AAS)
  • Surgical Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy - (AS)
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Radiologic Technology - (AAS)
  • Neurodiagnostic Technology - (AAS)
  • Neurodiagnostic Technology - (AS)

American Career College

American Career College (ACC) offers hands-on training that will prepare students for careers in the healthcare industry at three campuses in Los Angeles, Ontario, and Orange County, California. ACC“s programs combine classroom lectures and hands-on training to prepare students for a Diploma or Associate of Occupational Science degree. All ACC programs include access to trained faculty, a full student services department committed to helping students succeed, and career guidance and services after graduation. ACC is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools; some programs also hold programmatic accreditation or approvals.

Programs vary by campus. Program lengths vary by session and schedule. Financial aid available to those who qualify. ACC cannot guarantee employment. American Career College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.

Campus
  • Orange County
  • Los Angeles
  • Inland Empire
Programs
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Optical Technician
  • Surgical Technology

Keiser University

At Keiser University we are here to help you succeed by providing the professional and academic foundation to meet your educational goals and objectives. Keiser University continues to be a valuable partner to employers, the community, and, above all, a valued choice for students serious about their education and career.

Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University.

Campus
  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Daytona Beach
  • Lakeland
  • Orlando
  • West Palm Beach
  • Tallahassee
  • Tampa
Programs
  • Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology
  • Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Associate of Science in Radiation Therapy
  • Associate of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Associate of Science in Histotechnology

Parker University

Feel the Parker Difference – Education a Step Above
Parker University offers an experience unique to any other institution within the health care education arena. Parker’s culture provides a rare combination of unparalleled standards in a family-oriented environment.

Campus
  • Dallas
Programs
  • Associate of Applied Science with a major in Diagnostic Sonography