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:
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
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.
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
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 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
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
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
The journal Science, published by the American Association
for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), has an online news center
with a special science career section.
Here you'll find a collection of recent stories on careers in
science from a variety of news publications. There's also a lively
science career discussion forum where science students, academics,
employers and current scientists give each other tips on navigating
their career paths.
There's also a job search tool to look through an updated
listing of current science employment opportunities. For example,
we put the term "research" into the search engine and pulled up
1289 job listings in scientific research from around the world.
There's also a library of employer profiles, so that you can get to
know some of the larger employers in the science industry.
You can even open an account on the site, post your resume, and
get up-to-date job openings emailed to you. Your account allows you
to make your resume and profile available to headhunters and
employers in the science industry.
This site will help you imagine all the opportunities you'll be
able to explore with your bachelor's degree in
biomedical science from National University.
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