Perhaps you've heard that a college degree just isn't worth it
anymore. That's not true according to the latest statistics. Check
out a Huffington Post article by Joseph Pisani titled: "Yes, A College Degree Still Worth It..."
Based on a report released in June by
the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, two economists used federal
data to show that a person with a bachelor's degree can expect to
earn about $1.2 million more, from ages 22 to 64, than someone with
just a high school diploma. They also earn more than three times
what a person with just an associate's degree would earn over that
The report said that between 1970 and 2013, those with a
four-year bachelor's degree earned an average of about $64,500 per
year, while those with a two-year associate's degree earned about
$50,000 per year and those with only a high school diploma earned
$41,000 per year.
So, if the nay-sayers are holding you back, don't let them.
Finishing your degree is one of the best investments you can make.
And finishing a bachelor's degree in biomedical science is
Earlier this year the National Science Foundation posted a
survey to test basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, astronomy,
geology and physics. The quiz was
reposted on Huffington Post. Unfortunately, most Americans
didn't pass the test.
Take the quiz yourself and see how you do, then check your
answers and link to the article at the bottom to find out how most
How did you do? Check out how others fared here:
NPR article on quiz results.
National University of Health Sciences
has launched a new scholarship award for all Phi Theta Kappa
community college honor students. The scholarship will be available
starting in the fall of 2014 for PTK members who choose to enroll
in the university's bachelor degree completion program in the
"Many of our BS students go on to pursue graduate level degrees
in science and health care, with many gaining admission to various
medical schools," says President Joseph Stiefel of NUHS. "That's
why we feel Phi Theta Kappa members and NUHS are a great
The $2000 scholarship will be awarded to PTK students in two
separate disbursements of $1000, one in each of the student's first
two trimesters. Recipients must be a member of PTK, have earned a
3.5 grade point average, and have completed a minimum of 33 credit
hours of college coursework.
The bachelor of biomedical science
program at NUHS is an evening degree program that can often be
completed in 16 months. Since NUHS is primarily known for its
graduate and professional degree programs in chiropractic medicine,
naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and oriental medicine, BS
students are often taught by graduate level professors in graduate
level science laboratories and facilities on campus.
For more information on the PTK scholarship and the NUHS
bachelor's degree completion program, visit
A bachelor's degree in science, such as the biomedical science degree at
National University, can prepare you for a wide variety of
careers. At National, you can pick and choose any courses you like
among the life and physical sciences to tailor your own degree to
your field of interest.
Here's a great video exploring some of the many doors a science
degree may open for you:
Can't see the video? View it on About.com
Do you love nature? Many students interested in science do. With
a degree in biomedical sciences, you may be perfectly suited to
earning money doing what you love best - working with nature!
As we publish this post, the website
naturejobs.com has over 567 jobs listed under the search
criteria "biomedical science jobs," with a variety of positions all
over the world. That's because there is a need for workers trained
in the sciences worldwide.
Naturejobs.com also has an e-newsletter, resume and CV posting
service and job alerts you can subscribe to.
National University of
Health Sciences wants to prepare you for the widest possible
range of employment opportunities in the rewarding and in-demand
field of biomedical sciences - and that includes working with
nature, or any other specific interest that you are enthusiastic
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