Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 10:05:16 -0600
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From: Ray Cook <raycook**At_Symbol_Here**APEXHSE.COM>
Subject: Re: Professional education strategies
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Greetings All,

My order of preference for selection, all other things considered equal,
from 1st to last choice would be:

MS - hands on
MS - online

The specific v. general depends more on what you want to do v. what
employers want.  There are opportunities for both paths.


Raymond L. Cook, Jr.,  MSIH, CIH, CSP
Principal Consultant

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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Professional education strategies

A member of the division who is considering potential professional
development opportunities is interested in comments from the list membership
about some questions they're wondering about. Specifically:

- When hiring an EHS professional are you more likely to interested in a
candidate's experience, or do certifications or graduate degrees carry more

- If graduate degrees are important, does it make a difference if they are
on-line or in-person degrees?  

- Are employers be more interested in hiring people with specific degrees
(eg, Industrial Hygiene) or more general ones (eg, EHS Management)?

If you prefer to respond to these questions privately, feel free to send
them to me directly and I'll pass them back to the person asking the

Thanks for your help with this.

- Ralph 

Ralph Stuart
Division of Chemical Health and Safety
American Chemical Society

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