Graduation options and advice on jobs

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by xygirl, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. xygirl

    xygirl New Member


    I would like to easily find a job around the world and have not decided on a graduate degree yet.
    I will have an undergraduate bachelor in psycholody.
    My interests are medical, healths, rehabilitation, psychology.
    Chances are big that I will have to do most online and not be able to attend a university for classes. So, I think I can forget the medical field.
    I'm not sure though.
    That's why I ask here, what would be good choices for me.
    I really would like a Master's degree, but don't like business or IT or others ....
    I would like to be around people and help out people.

    Thank you for answering my difficult question.
  2. CoachTurner

    CoachTurner Member

    Have you considered an MPH or MS in Public Health?

    There seems to be a demand worldwide for public health professionals and the field is closely related to health care although it isn't normally in direct care.
  3. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Are you looking for a Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling?
  4. dlcurious

    dlcurious Member

    The only healthcare related jobs that will give you the ability to easily find a job worldwide are related to direct patient care.

    Most other jobs can be filled with locals, or there will be so much competition from other international candidates that it will make obtaining a worthwhile position almost impossible, unless your CV has Harvard on it, instead of Excelsior. Face it, everyone wants to travel, but no one wants to get dirty.

    The best way to move internationally is to start with a multinational, and volunteer for international assignments.
  5. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    I'm not sure what the demand is internationally, but if you're interested in a Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling via distance learning, look into these schools.

    University of Arkansas Little Rock
    Auburn University
    University of Maine System
    Mississippi State University
    San Diego State University
    Utah State University
    University of Wisconsin Stout
    Wright State University
  6. xygirl

    xygirl New Member


    Thank you!
    I obviously still don't know about all my options (which is the cause of my discouragment sometimes).
    The rehab counseling sounds interesting and maybe there's more out there likewise.

    I would like to know what is meant by MS and MPH so that I can look into it and answer that question.

    Thank you again, because through this board I learn a lot more about the possibilities that are out there.
  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Re: Rehabilitation.

    MS = Master of Science
    MPH = Master of Public Health
  8. xygirl

    xygirl New Member

    :) Thank you.
    I've been checking it all out and the counseling seems interesting.
    I suppose it's pretty hard to find anything that would be more 'practical oriented'.
    I would like to really put my hands on people (for ex. to rehabilitate, such as a physical therapist), not a nurse though.
    However, to find distant learning in such area is difficult.
    I guess I have to reconsider my path if I cannot attend a university itself.
    However, the counseling Rehabilitation is an option I like and I didn't know about, so I do learn from you guys.
    Thank you
  9. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

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