The field of public is gaining tremendous demand in the recent past. The increased awareness among the people has created new roles and responsibilities of skilled MPH students. The present article will be discussing some of the important job roles available for MPH students that they can choose soon after their course completion.
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The epidemiologists are responsible to study the patterns, causes and effects of diseases in groups of people in a community.
Role of the Epidemiologist
As an epidemiologist one will be working either in a research setting, focusing on populations as a whole or as a clinical epidemiologist, concentrating on patients. They are responsible to collect the samples of both healthy and unhealthy people and conduct studies on the same and analyse the data obtained.
Responsibilities of an Epidemiologist
As an epidemiologist one is needed to:
Develop and implement methods and systems for acquiring, compelling synthesising extracting and reporting information
Design statistical analysis plans, then perform and guide analysis
Provide critical analysis and thinking advice and recommendations on issues based on accepted scientific understanding of infections and emerging diseases in the global context
Work with specialist statistical computer software when analysing the data
Provide statistical insight in the interpretation and discussion of study results
Contribute to study reports, either by wiring the reports or managing others
Communicate analysis results through presentations and publications
Use qualitative and quantitative methods when conducting research planning and programming information for use in developing health policy
Network with cross section specialists and global colleagues to identify where their expertise and experience can benefit or enhance your approach
Collaborate with government agencies and other global health partners to assist in the development of positions and recommendations on key policy issues
Support international health diplomacy strategies and activities such as planning coordination and hosting of international conferences and workshops related to diseases
Keep updated about latest knowledge of epidemics
The fresh MPH student will earn around 5 lakhs to 10 lakhs per annum as epidemiologist
The senior and experienced professionals will be earning around 6 lakhs to 10 lakhs per annum
Health and Safety Advisers
The Health and Safety Advisers are required to ensure the safety in the workplace and that people follow health and safety laws and guidelines.
Role of the Health & Safety Advisers
As a Health & Safety Adviser one will be using the knowledge and skills to promote a positive health and safety culture in the communities. The health & safety advisers ensure that the people in the communities and workers comply with safety legislation and the safety policies and practices are adopted and adhered to.
Responsibilities of a Health & Safety Advisers
As a Health & Safety Advisers one is responsible to:
Carry out risk assessments and consider how risks could be reduced
Outline safe operational procedures which identify and take into account all relevant hazards
Carry out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented
Ensure that working practices are safe and comply with legislations
Prepare health and safety strategies and develop internal policies
Lead in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks
Keep records of inspection findings and produce reports that suggest improvements
Record incidents and accidents and produce statistics for managers
Keep up to date with new legislations and maintain a working knowledge of all the Health & Safety Measures
Produce management reports, newsletters and bulletins
Ensure equipment is installed safety
Manage and organise the safe disposal of hazardous substances
Advise on a range of specialist areas like fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases
The fresh MPH student will earn around 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs per annum as Health & Safety Advisers
The senior and experienced professionals will be earning around 8 lakhs to 10 lakhs per annum
The occupational hygienist is responsible to identify, assess and control health hazards in communities and workspaces
Role of an Occupational Hygienist
As an occupational hygienist one is responsible to work in a range of settings, including factories, offices and building sites. The occupational hygienists are responsible to understand how the chemical, Physical and biological agents may affect the health of the workforce and in turn the health of the business.
Responsibilities of an Occupational Hygienist
As an occupational hygienist one is needed to:
Undertake surveys and evaluate risks to health in the workplace
Accurately measure and sample levels of exposure, often through precise use of specialist equipment
Record facts or details of procedures in the workplace
Eliminate or significantly reduce risk by making organisational changes and selecting and designing relevant facilities
Consider all options of control such as ventilation, containment and personal protective equipment and find cos-effective solutions
Compile data, write reports and present finding to the clients
Coordinate with a range of people, including employers, employees in the process of evaluating the workspaces
Provide clear and accurate information of complex health and safety issues
Train organisational staff on health issues, such as asbestos and control of substances hazardous to health regulations awareness
Persuade company management to develop effective hazard controls when required
Provide expert witness services
The fresh MPH student will earn around 6 lakhs to 8 lakhs per annum as Occupational Hygienist
The senior and experienced professionals will be earning around 8 lakhs to 12 lakhs per annum
As already mentioned in the article that there are a number of job roles available for MPH students. But the above-mentioned jobs are just tip of an iceberg. The more we explore, the more jobs are available. The MPH professionals are gaining importance in various community centric initiatives that are taken by government and other private organisations. It is mandatory for all the organisations to take up community centric initiatives under their corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. Many organisations are in need of MPH professionals to take care of the initiatives related to community health under CSR.
The MPH professionals are responsible to execute the health initiatives like, health camps, eye check-ups, vaccination, etc under CSR on behalf of the organisations. The organisations are providing excellent salary packages and are also providing opportunities to career growth opportunities.
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