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Contact: Natural SciencesTitle: DivisionContact: nsdiv@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Public Health, AS
Natural Sciences Division

The AS degree in Public Health at Mt. San Antonio College is an interdisciplinary program grounded in the biological sciences and designed to prepare students for entry level employment in public health fields. Students completing this program will exemplify a high level of health literacy and will be exposed to a large variety of disciplines. Through this preparation, they will improve their understanding of the relationship of the environment to health, recognize and evaluate the economic impact of changing demographics on health care, identify and control disease outbreaks, and develop interventions to promote healthy behavior.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

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    • Administrative Services Managers

      Administrative Services Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-3011.00

      Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $86.50

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $104,249.85
      Annual Job Openings
      4,369

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Medical and Health Services Managers

      Medical and Health Services Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-9111.00

      Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $100.82

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $119,023.88
      Annual Job Openings
      4,829

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Compliance Managers

      Compliance Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-9199.02

      Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $104.66

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $93,479.96
      Annual Job Openings
      12,806

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Biostatisticians

      Biostatisticians

      SOC Career Code: 15-2041.01

      Develop and apply biostatistical theory and methods to the study of life sciences.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $83.58

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $106,154.40
      Annual Job Openings
      659

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      Epidemiologists

      SOC Career Code: 19-1041.00

      Investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. May develop the means for prevention and control.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $61.49

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $92,350.19
      Annual Job Openings
      91

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      SOC Career Code: 21-1022.00

      Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $60.68

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $75,343.85
      Annual Job Openings
      3,014

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Health Educators

      Health Educators

      SOC Career Code: 21-1091.00

      Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $51.19

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $57,297.34
      Annual Job Openings
      1,057

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Community Health Workers

      Community Health Workers

      SOC Career Code: 21-1094.00

      Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $37.68

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $45,423.09
      Annual Job Openings
      984

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      Public Relations Specialists

      SOC Career Code: 27-3031.00

      Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $64.31

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $66,224.60
      Annual Job Openings
      3,725

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • Public Health, AS
    Natural Sciences Division

    The AS degree in Public Health at Mt. San Antonio College is an interdisciplinary program grounded in the biological sciences and designed to prepare students for entry level employment in public health fields. Students completing this program will exemplify a high level of health literacy and will be exposed to a large variety of disciplines. Through this preparation, they will improve their understanding of the relationship of the environment to health, recognize and evaluate the economic impact of changing demographics on health care, identify and control disease outbreaks, and develop interventions to promote healthy behavior.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Select one of the following sequences:8 - 10
    ANAT 10A
    ANAT 10B
    Introductory Human Anatomy
    and Introductory Human Physiology
    ANAT 35
    ANAT 36
    Human Anatomy
    and Human Physiology
    ANTH 5Cultural Anthropology3
    or SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology
    or SOC 1H Introduction to Sociology - Honors
    MICR 1Principles of Microbiology4 - 5
    or MICR 22 Microbiology
    MATH 110Elementary Statistics3-4
    or MATH 110H Elementary Statistics - Honors
    or PSYC 10 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
    PUBH 22Introduction to Epidemiology3
    PUBH 26Introduction to Global Public Health3
    PUBH 27Public Health and the Environment3
    or PUBH 28 Public Health and Bioethics
    BIOL 1General Biology4
    or BIOL 4 Biology for Majors
    or BIOL 4H Biology for Majors - Honors
    PUBH 24Introduction to Public Health3
    NF 25Introduction to Nutrition Science3
    or NF 25H Introduction to Nutrition Science - Honors
    Choose two courses from the following6
    BIOL 5
    Contemporary Health Issues
    PUBH 20
    History of Western Medicine
    PUBH 29
    Public Health Microbiology
    PUBH 30
    Principles of Public Health and Infectious Disease Epidemiology
    MICR 26
    Introduction to Immunology
    ANAT 38
    Pathophysiology
    Total Units43-47

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

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Contact: Natural SciencesTitle: DivisionContact: nsdiv@mtsac.edu

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