I am about to graduate this year and am very interested in public health. I was originally considering working in a hospital to gain some experience and then pursuing an advanced degree. Due to recent economic issues in my community, one of the hospitals just announced a hiring freeze- not sure what the impact on new grads will be. So, my question is would it be worthwhile to go straight into graduate school to obtain a MPH if no jobs are available to me (I am restricted to this area)? What type of jobs can RN's expect with a MPH? Any insight would be great!