Bureau of Labor Stats on Careers with Biological Science Degree

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.

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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 care careers.

A Word from Dr Richardson

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 careers.


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.

Learn more about how to complete your bachelor's degree in biomedical science at NUHS.

Career Information and Student Resources

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 biology degree.

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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 biology. 

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.

 

Meet Biomedical Science Student Konstantina Adams

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

The Student for a Day Experience

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. 

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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 medicine class. 

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 home. 

If you would like to sign up for the next Student for a Day event, call 1-800-826-6285 or register online.