Is Finishing Your College Degree Worth It?

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..."

2014-09-24_diplomaBased 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 significantly more than what a person with just an associate's degree would earn over that same period.

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 even smarter!

Can You Pass the Science Test Many Americans Failed?

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 Americans fared:

Quiz

  1. 2014-08-11_atomsThe center of the Earth is very hot.
    True or false?
  2. The continents have been moving their location for millions of years and will continue to move.
    True or false?
  3. Does the Earth go around the sun, or does the sun go around the Earth?
  4. All radioactivity is manmade.
    True or false?
  5. Electrons are smaller than atoms. 
    True or false?
  6. Lasers work by focusing sound waves. 
    True or false?
  7. The universe began with a huge explosion. 
    True or false?
  8. It's the father's gene that decides whether the baby is a boy or girl. 
    True or false?
  9. Antibiotics kill viruses as well as bacteria.
    True or false?
  10. Human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals.
    True or false?

Answers

  1. True
  2. True
  3. Earth around the sun
  4. False
  5. True
  6. False
  7. True
  8. True
  9. False
  10. True

How did you do? Check out how others fared here: NPR article on quiz results.

NUHS Offers Generous Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

LibraryNational 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 biomedical sciences.

"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 match."

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 www.nuhs.edu/bs.

Take a Look at Careers for Science Majors

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

Naturejobs.com Offers Opportunities for Biomedical Science Grads

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!

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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 about.