The online learning environment and being able to set the pace for the degree has enabled me to obtain an advanced degree despite a very demanding work schedule…. I’m hopeful that a position as a regional medical director will be available in my area in the future. The Department of Health prefers candidates with MPH training. I’ve been able to network with contacts in the Health Department, and I’ve participated in a community health assessment for my area. I’ve learned a lot and have been able to incorporate seeking a degree into a 60-plus hour a week job.