A biomedical science degree falls in the category of biological
science degrees. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics
provides a website with a wealth of career outlook information for
those with biological science degrees. On www.bls.gov you'll
find several career categories in biomedical science, a job outlook
for each profession, average salary information, descriptions of
each career as well as necessary educational requirements.
For example, on www.bls.gov,
you can explore biological science careers, such as:
Or you can search on the site for any term you like to find
other science related careers and salary information.
The good news is that between 2008 and 2018, the demand for
biochemists should increase by 37%, and demand for microbiologists
by 12%. All other biological scientists should see an increase in
job growth of 19%.
Many biomedical science degree graduates from National
University of Health Sciences go on to earn an advanced or
professional degree in health care. The great news from the Bureau
of Labor Statistics is that the health care sector will continue to
grow between now and 2020.
Learn more about finishing your bachelor's degree in
biomedical science so that you can take advantage of the great
momentum these statistics point to for those in science and health
In this video, hear Daniel Richardson, PhD, assistant dean for
the College of Allied Health Sciences, explain the unique
advantages of National University's bachelor degree completion program
in biomedical science. A BS in biomedical science can be a
springboard to excelling in advanced degrees and a variety of
Dr. Richardson teaches botanical medicine to students in the BS
program, and also teaches pharmacology courses in National
University's graduate programs. This is one example of how our
undergraduate students benefit in learning directly from
graduate-level faculty members.
more about how to complete your bachelor's degree in
biomedical science at NUHS.
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.
Konstantina Adams knew NUHS was her dream school after visiting
the campus on a high school anatomy tour. In this video she
shares her favorite aspects of the BS program, as well as her
experience in on-campus housing. Konstanina plans to use her bachelor's
degree in biomedical science as a foundation for a future
career in chiropractic medicine.
"You're being taught by professors who actually care and who are
part of the field that you are eventually going into. I've been
taught by chiropractors, I've been taught by naturopaths...people
who are passionate about what they're teaching." -- Konstantina
Adams, biomedical science student
When you visit a campus you get a much better idea of whether a
program is a good fit for you in a way that you just can't get from
a website or a catalog.
For example, several times per year, National University hosts a
"student for a
day" experience for students curious about our biomedical
science program. The event runs from three in the afternoon until
seven in the evening.
What can you expect when you're a "student for a day?" Walking
down the halls and being a part of the community is the first
feeling you'll get. To officially kick things off, admissions
counselors will introduce you to the nuts and bolts of the application process.
Afterwards, a financial aid expert will boil down the financial aid
process, making it much clearer for you.
Then, it's on to class! Classes are small at National
University, so you may be observing a class with only 8 to 10
students. Don't be surprised if you find yourself a contributing
member of that class as they draw you into their conversation!
Depending on what is scheduled that day, you may be learning
medical Spanish or hearing about alternative care in a botanical
Touring the campus, you'll see graduate and undergraduate
students hard at work in the beautiful Learning Resource Center, and
maybe some folks pumping iron in the fitness center. You may see
students grabbing coffee in the campus store to prepare for a late
night of studying, or they may be practicing treatment skills in
our many laboratories. Depending on the season, you might find
sports clubs playing a game of pick-up basketball in the gym, or
spiking a volleyball on the outdoor sand court.
Walking through our on-campus clinic you'll see interns from our
health care programs bustling between treatment rooms, caring for
their patients. In the clinic, you'll peek in on our dispensary
where oriental medicine and naturopathic practitioners store their
"medicines": herbal remedies, tinctures, homeopathic treatments,
nutritional supplements and over 300 oriental herbs. It smells like
a place where healing begins.
After your tour, you'll enjoy dinner with our students and
faculty and have the chance to ask any questions, or hear about
their personal experience at National. What we hope you'll
like best of all is that National University's Student for a Day
program is casual, relaxed, and designed to make you feel at
If you would like to sign up for the next Student for a Day
event, call 1-800-826-6285 or register online.
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