Individuals who would benefit from a master's degree in Homeland Security and Public Health generally fall into three categories: Government and public health workers, first responders and consultants. Government workers in the fields of homeland security, agriculture or public health are increasingly called upon to provide policy expertise. First responders such as fire fighters, police officers, paramedics and hazardous material response teams are being asked to coordinate ground-level response plans. Finally, consultants are being hired by hospitals, private industries and the government to assist in homeland security planning. Individuals in any of these fields who hold a bachelor's degree may want to consider advancing their education with a master's degree in homeland security.