A little background first: I have a BS in Biology and a MS in Education with a specialization in Literacy and Learning. I worked 6 years as a high school Science teacher (certified middle school and highschool) , but resigned to go back to school to become a nurse. I always wanted a career in the medical field, but didn't know in what capacity. I'm glad I gave it enough time and thought and chose the right healthcare profession
I am also currently working on a PhD in Education, which I started before deciding to get my BSN. I was under the impression that I would be able to teach on the college or university level (even before earning the PhD) because of the MS in Education, but have began to think otherwise from reading through the various forums. Any thoughts on this? Also, I have recently contemplated changing my PhD program from Education to Public Health because I would like to complete research in the health field as opposed to education; plus, I think it may open more doors for me as far as career choices go (would love to maybe work for the CDC). Would this be a smart move? What options exist with my previous degrees in combination with each PhD program? Thank you in advance for any thoughts!