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If you like CSI (the TV show) or solving mysteries (in general), become a disease detective or epidemiologist. Still not sure what an epidemiologist does? Start with this interactive case study: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/typhoid/detective.html. Want to skip straight to advanced training? Check out degree or certificate programs at accredited schools (on asph.org).
Yes, public health issues are serious and can include life and death consequences. That said, you can still find have fun….or a very interesting time 🙂 exploring different topics and explanations. And, if you are ready to pursue a certificate or degree program, try the Association of Schools of Public Health website for opportunities at accredited schools.