The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAS),
through its online journal Science, has a free digital
booklet available on science careers. The 2012 Career Directory spotlights several
of the largest employers of science graduates.
The good news presented in this booklet is that you don't need a
PhD to start a science career with a large corporation. According
to the booklet's article, "Wanted: BS and MS Scientists in Life
"As corporations expand beyond their
basic research and development foundations, there is a greater need
for MS and BS level researchers who can plan experiments, conduct
investigations, and lead teams in crucial areas such as operations,
quality assurance, and engineering."
Pronouncing that today's BS and MS scientists are strategically
vital, the article states that:
"For many leaders in life sciences,
the role of BS and MS scientists cannot be overstated--they are
regarded as vital to the growth and advancement of companies and
The article interviews both BS and MS graduates launching
successful new careers, as well as executives in charge of hiring
new employees to fill personnel needs at large science
One key to success mentioned in the article, is creating a
scientific specialty in your education, such as cell physiology.
That's one reason why National University's bachelor of biomedical
science degree program allows you to tailor your course selections
to create your own portfolio of scientific expertise. You can focus
in on anatomy, or biochemistry, nutrition, or any combination of
courses that fit your interests and goals.
It's great to know that the AAS agrees that the future for
science grads remains bright!
In this video, Dr. Randy Swenson, Dean of the College of Allied
Health Sciences, talks about how NUHS' Bachelor of
Biomedical Science degree completion program can be tailored to
fit any of a wide number of career paths.
Whether you plan to stay at NUHS for a professional degree, or apply to another
graduate school, National's convenient evening classes can help you
finish you B.S. degree in as few as 16 months.
You can learn more about our Bachelor of Biomedical Science
program by attending one of our Campus Visit Day or "Student for a Day" events.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
us at 1-800-826-6285 for more information.
One great feature of the bachelor's degree completion program
here at NUHS, is the option to choose an "emphasis in nutrition."
Many students are choosing this, as it's a great complement to a
B.S. in Biomedical Science.
We decided to talk with one of NUHS' favorite professors, who is
the nutrition "guru" here at NUHS. Dr. Daniel Richardson is the
assistant dean for the College of Allied Health Sciences, and holds
bachelors, masters and PhD degrees from Loyola University
Stritch School of Medicine in Pharmacology and Pharmocognosy. He is
a Diplomate in the American Association of Nutrition Consultants as
well as a Certified Nutrition Consultant. (Yes, that's the caliber
of our undergraduate faculty here!)
"There is a growing interest in nutrition in our country, and
people are taking charge of their own health through better
nutrition," he says. "Most medicine is based largely on the body's
ability to heal itself, but that can only happen if the patient has
the right amount of nutrients."
For a student hoping to become a naturopathic physician some
day, Dr. Richardson made it clear that you don't have to become a
nutritionist to benefit from an education in nutrition. He explains
that, "Whatever type of health professional you plan to be, be it a
chiropractic or naturopathic physician, dentist, an M.D., an
optometrist, or a nurse, a solid knowledge of nutrition will help
you make better diagnoses and provide better care for your
The great part about choosing this emphasis is that when you
graduate, it's reflected on your NUHS diploma. To do an emphasis in
nutrition means you can't just take any courses you want, like the
regular BS degree. You need to have 19 hours of credit in nutrition
courses such as:
An "emphasis" is like an added credential or a sub-major within
biomedical science. Dr. Richardson reports that the university
hopes to develop other areas of emphasis in the future.
Hi, I'm Courtney Shepard, and I'm both a student and an
admissions counselor at National University of Health Sciences.
It's no secret that that the job market is a challenging one
these days. On top of that, so many of us are searching for a
career path that offers not just financial rewards and stability,
but also real inner fulfillment and satisfaction. That's why
choosing the right school and the right bachelor's degree is more
important than ever.
I wanted to talk about how the right bachelor's degree can
position you for better career success, more options, and more
flexibility for your future. Specifically, I wanted to spotlight
how a bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences can open many doors
to a career that you may or may not have considered.
If you are...
...then keep an eye on this blog.
Many students have taken that leap and decided to finally finish
college. Biomedical science can open the door to many health care
and science careers that you may have never considered.
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