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Pathway to a career in health care

Over half of the  "100 Best Jobs" are in health care, health care support or science, according to U.S. News & World Report. So while a career in health care is a no-brainer, a bigger challenge is choosing the specific profession that's right for you. How and where should you pursue the required education? What kind of career opportunities will there be? These can be daunting questions for anyone.

Teachers And Student With MicroscopeIf you're considering a career in health care, your undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences can be a great place to start. This degree puts you on the path toward a career in health care. While you're completing your degree, you can continue to explore your next health care move.

At National University, you will be at the same campus as students who are earning their advanced degrees in several health care fields. This type of environment will allow you to explore your options much more in-depth.

You can choose from graduate programs in chiropractic medicine (DC), naturopathic medicine (ND) and oriental medicine (MSOM) and acupuncture (MSAc). With more Americans choosing complementary and alternative medicine treatments (about 4 in 10, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), it is an exciting field to be in. An additional advantage is that Bachelor of Biomedical Science students at NUHS can save up to a year off their education by combining a BS with either a DC or an ND degree.

You also have the option of earning your doctor of chiropractic (DC) degree from our Florida site. National University's program is offered at the St. Petersburg College located near Tampa Bay, an area experiencing some of the highest demand for health care workers, according to ABC News.

National University's BS degree is an excellent gateway to a prospering career in healthcare. Contact Undergraduate Admissions Counselor Deb Cascio at dcascio@nuhs.edu or (630) 889-6577 to learn more. 

Need more reasons to complete your Bachelor of Science degree?

A bachelor degree in Biomedical Science, such as the one offered at National University of Health Sciences, provides many future career options, including in the field of health care. 

Here are some reasons why you might want to complete your degree in BS.

  • 28 out of the U.S. News & World Report 2016 "100 Best Jobs" are in health care, health care support or science.
  • A 2014 Federal Reserve Bank of New York report shows that those with a bachelor's degree can expect to earn $1.2 million more from the ages of 22 -- 64 than someone with just a high school diploma.12016-09-30_lab
  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), health, and business majors are the highest paying, leading to average annual wages of $37,000 or more at the entry level and an average of $65,000 or more annually over the course of a recipient's career.2
  • Entry-level college-educated workers aged 21-14 with Health Majors earn a median of $41,000 annually. For ages 25-59, this jumps to $65,000 annually.3
  • Median annual wages of college-educated workers with biology and life sciences majors (ages 25-50) $56,000.4
  • Georgetown University projects 5.6 million jobs in the healthcare sector by 2020, 82% of which will require postsecondary education.5

Visit National University and explore how completing your bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences on our campus can open more doors in your future. Call the Office of Admissions at 1-800-826-6285 or email admissions@nuhs.edu for more information.

Sources:

1: 2014, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

2,3,4,5: 2015, The Economic Value of College Majors, Georgetown University

What’s in a Major? Plenty!

Campus Visit Day FLAre you still wondering if a bachelor in biomedical science degree is the right degree for you? If you are seeking strong earning potential, it sure is.

Georgetown University issued a report in 2015, which tracks income data for college graduates from various majors. Some of the report findings indicate that an undergraduate degree in a health or science field, such as biomedical sciences, can lead to higher paying careers, even without a graduate degree.

Here are some of the earnings data found for undergraduate science and health majors:

  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), health, and business majors are the highest paying degrees, leading to average annual wages of $37,000 or more at the entry level and an average of $65,000 or more annually over the course of a recipient's career.
  • Entry-level college-educated workers aged 21-24 with health majors earn a median of $41,000 annually. For ages 25-59, this jumps to $65,000 annually.
  • The median annual wages of college-educated workers with biology and life sciences majors (ages 25-50) is $56,000

Georgetown University also projects 5.6 million jobs in the healthcare sector by 2020, 82% of which will require a postsecondary education.

Come explore how easy it is to finish your bachelor's degree in biomedical science at National University of Health Sciences. Plan a visit to campus anytime from now through August 2016 and receive a tuition incentive of $500 for your first trimester in the B.S. program, through the NUHS Summer Soak Up offer.

(source: 2015 The Economic Value of College Majors, Georgetown University)

High Paying Biomedical Science Careers

With a bachelor's degree in biomedical science, you can start any number of advanced degrees in health care, or find your future in other high-demand industries. Here are just a few examples of careers you may not have considered:

SciencecareersBiomedical Engineering
Biomedical engineers can work in manufacturing, computer systems design, government agencies, physician's offices, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and more.  They can engage in fascinating work such as designing artificial organs and prosthetics that help extend people's lives and assist those who are injured.

Biomedical engineers earn a mean annual wage of $91,760 according to the US. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). You'll need a master's degree in biomedical engineering and/or some on the job training in addition to your biomedical science degree.

Biochemist or Biophysicist
Biochemists and Biophysicists normally have a PhD in order to work on independent research projects. Their median pay is $81,480 per year according to the BLS. They typically work in government or private sector research and development laboratories, studying the chemical and physical principles of processes such as cell development, growth, and heredity. An undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences is a perfect entry to advanced degrees in these fields.

Biomedical Informatics
Typically requiring a master's degree, this career uses math and informational techniques to solve biological problems. It can involve developing software and mathematical models for the health industry or scientific research. According to the New York Times, a health informatics analyst earns approximately $70,0000 per year.

As you can see, a BS in biomedical science is a very versatile degree. Whether your interest is in business, research, education or health care, the wide variety of courses at National University allow you to tailor your biomedical science program to fit your interests and goals.

A Biomedical Science Degree - Springboard for an Exciting Career

A bachelor of biomedical science degree can be the start of a satisfying career in a wide variety of job sectors. 

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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 your future.