The academic and research community received some good news this
week. If you've been considering a career in biomedical research,
the future in innovation looks very bright!
On Dec. 13, President Obama signed a
bill that will significantly help advance innovation in biomedical
research. The bill will spend $6.3 billion on various medical
research initiatives and makes regulatory changes designed to speed
the approval of new drugs and medical devices.
The bill, called the 21st Century Cures Act, has been a hot topic
among news outlets as it will greatly impact and make changes to
our current health care system. This amount of funding is
significant and could mean much more grants and opportunity for
those interested biomedical research.
last blog post, I discussed the already growing field of
biomedical engineering--a career path that will certainly benefit
from the passage of this bill. However, current biomedical science
students could soon benefit, as well. A portion of the bill also
encourages the creation of special initiatives and prizes for young
scientists interested in certain kinds of research.
You too could be part of this shift toward more innovative
healthcare. A great way to get started is with National
science program, which allows students to tailor their degree
to their specific goals and a
variety of career opportunities. For questions or more
information, call our Office of Admissions at 1-800-826-6285 or
A bachelor of biomedical
science degree can be the start of a satisfying career in a
wide variety of job sectors.
That's why a degree in biomedical sciences is so valuable: It is
versatile in today's ever changing job market, and can support your
qualifications for wherever your life's path take you.
Come explore how completing your bachelor's degree in
biomedical sciences at National University can open more doors in
Have you heard the buzz-phrase "STEM" career or "STEM"
education? STEM stands for
Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics, and it's become an
important acronym for employers, educators and policy makers
nationwide. This is because the demand for professionals trained in
science, technology, engineering and math keeps growing.
What are some of the facts about STEM degrees and STEM careers?
In 2011, Georgetown University Center on Education and the
Workforce did a workforce study focused on STEM education and
workforce issues. Here's what the report found:
What does this mean for you? It means that finishing your bachelor's degree in
biomedical science at National University may be a very smart
decision in building a successful and rewarding career. Learn more
by planning to attend one of our student-for-a-day
In this video, student Greg Swets explains why National
University's bachelor degree completion program in
biomedical science has the edge over similar
programs at other schools. Top instructors and a graduate level
environment are big reasons. Greg plans to use his bachelor's
degree as a stepping stone toward a career as a chiropractic and
Are you still wondering what you can do with a bachelor's degree
in biomedical science? Check out the American
Institute of Biological Sciences' website. You'll
find helpful career information, even a career brochure for what you can do with a
The AIBS is a nonprofit scientific association dedicated to
advancing biological research and education for the welfare of
society. They are a resource for Congress when legislative
decisions have a biological science component. They also have an
informative website called Action
Bioscience that keeps the public up to date on biological
science issues affecting our world and affecting public policy.
Would you like to network with other students in the biological
sciences? You can join the AIBS Facebook group for students in
AIBS is yet another organization echoing what National
University has said all along: Career prospects in the biomedical
and biological sciences are growing and can be found in a diverse
range of industries.
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