Over half of the
"100 Best Jobs" are in health care, health care support or
science, according to U.S. News & World Report. So while a
career in health care is a no-brainer, a bigger challenge is
choosing the specific profession that's right for you. How and
where should you pursue the required education? What kind of career
opportunities will there be? These can be daunting questions for
If you're considering a career in health care,
your undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences can be a great
place to start. This degree puts you on the path toward a career in
health care. While you're completing your degree, you can continue
to explore your next health care move.
At National University, you will be at the same campus as
students who are earning their advanced degrees in several health
care fields. This type of environment will allow you to explore
your options much more in-depth.
You can choose from graduate programs in chiropractic
medicine (DC), naturopathic
medicine (ND) and oriental
medicine (MSOM) and acupuncture
(MSAc). With more Americans choosing complementary and
alternative medicine treatments (about 4 in 10, according to the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), it is an exciting
field to be in. An additional advantage is that Bachelor of
Biomedical Science students at NUHS can save up to a year off their
education by combining a BS with either a DC or an ND degree.
You also have the option of earning your doctor of chiropractic
(DC) degree from our Florida site. National University's program is
offered at the St. Petersburg College located near Tampa Bay, an
area experiencing some of the highest demand for health care
workers, according to
National University's BS degree is an excellent gateway to a
prospering career in healthcare. Contact Undergraduate Admissions
Counselor Deb Cascio at email@example.com or (630)
889-6577 to learn more.
Going back to school to finish your bachelor's degree may seem
intimating and overwhelming at first. But if you're still on the
fence, Campus Visit Day on March 4 can be an easy way to get
Offered only twice a year, Campus Visit
Day lets you test out the college experience for a day to see
what feels comfortable. National University does a great job of
immersing you in interactive and hands-on experiences during
their Visit Day events. You'll get to enjoy a continental
breakfast, a program overview, campus tour, a chance to meet
current students and alumni, and learn the details about
admissions, financial aid, housing, student clubs and much
You will also get the chance to have all your questions
answered. Part of the day includes a panel where current students
get a chance to discuss their own experiences. One common theme
among panels is the supportive communities within the individual
programs. Students share study guides, organize study groups and
encourage each other to take a break.
These kinds of activities along with the chance to meet faculty
and staff can help dispel any fears and put you on the right track
toward completing your degree. You'll probably be surprised
how many other people, just like you, are deciding to go back and
complete their bachelor's degree.
We know you have lots of questions about course credits,
financial aid, career opportunities and how to fit our convenient
evening classes into your already busy life. We understand what an
important step going back to school can be, and provide as much
support and information as possible to help you make the right
If this isn't enticing enough, National University offers a
special tuition incentive that several students take advantage of.
If you attend Campus Visit Day, you'll receive a $250
tuition credit for your first trimester! There is still
time to register.
To hold your place for Campus Visit Day on March 4, register online, or call 1-800-826-6285.
You will receive a confirmation packet with directions and a
schedule of the day's events.
For questions or for more information, contact the Office of
Admissions at 1-800-826-6285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the great things about earning a
bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences at National University
of Health Sciences is that it opens the doors to other advanced
degrees in health care along with careers in education, research,
sales, medical practice, hospitals and institutions.
No matter what career in the health care field
you're interested in, the Chicago area, where National University
is located, is a great place to start. It is home to one of the
largest health care communities in the country with over 120
hospitals and hundreds of area clinics, giving you countless
opportunities to pursue various types of health care careers.
Chicago's prominence in the health care industry only continues
to grow. Highlighting this, the Chicago Biomedical Consortium
(CBC), an innovative research and education collaboration, recently
$21 million donation renewal from the Searle Funds at Chicago
The money will help fund additional biomedical research along
with Chicago-area forums for academic and industry scientists to
discuss entrepreneurship and commercialization of their ideas and
This type of funding is just one example of the support that
exists for this important field in the Chicago area. It will also
ensure that Chicago remains a thriving center for health sciences
innovation. Beyond NUHS, students can expect many local
opportunities to pursue as they continue their careers in health
For those interested in medical practice, Chicago's sprawling
metropolitan area will allow you to tap into the third largest
potential patient population in the country. With over 2.6 million
people living in Chicago and over 4 million in the metropolitan
area, your potential patient base is both immense and
The Bachelor of
Biomedical Science program, which allows you to complete your
degree in as little as 16 months, puts you on the fast track toward
pursing your choice of health care field. For a full-list of career
opportunities available for those with a Bachelor of Biomedical
Sciences degree visit the
NUHS website. For questions or more information, call our
Office of Admissions at 800-826-6285 or email email@example.com.
The academic and research community received some good news this
week. If you've been considering a career in biomedical research,
the future in innovation looks very bright!
On Dec. 13, President Obama signed a
bill that will significantly help advance innovation in biomedical
research. The bill will spend $6.3 billion on various medical
research initiatives and makes regulatory changes designed to speed
the approval of new drugs and medical devices.
The bill, called the 21st Century Cures Act, has been a hot topic
among news outlets as it will greatly impact and make changes to
our current health care system. This amount of funding is
significant and could mean much more grants and opportunity for
those interested biomedical research.
last blog post, I discussed the already growing field of
biomedical engineering--a career path that will certainly benefit
from the passage of this bill. However, current biomedical science
students could soon benefit, as well. A portion of the bill also
encourages the creation of special initiatives and prizes for young
scientists interested in certain kinds of research.
You too could be part of this shift toward more innovative
healthcare. A great way to get started is with National
science program, which allows students to tailor their degree
to their specific goals and a
variety of career opportunities. For questions or more
information, call our Office of Admissions at 1-800-826-6285 or
In the biomedical engineering field, innovation is a constant
part of the job. Biomedical engineers are always looking for the
next best way to treat injuries and diseases. For example, in a
groundbreaking study, University of Minnesota biomedical
engineers recently created artificial blood vessels capable of
growth. The new vessel grafts, if confirmed in humans, could
significantly help children with congenital heart defects.
Through this kind of exciting research,
biomedical engineers help treat injuries and diseases and can even
save lives. They frequently mix engineering principles with medical
and biological sciences to design and create equipment, surrogate
devices and software used in health care. They also perform
research in artificial internal organs and design machines for
diagnosing medical problems.
Because of the aging baby boomer population, there is an
increasing need for the innovative research biomedical engineers
provide. Employment of biomedical engineers is projected to grow at
an accelerated pace of 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, according to
the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
There are several fields of specialization:
Build Your Own Biomedical Science Degree
Biomedical engineering is one of many career and advanced degree
options you can pursue with a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical
Sciences. The customizable program offered at National University
allows students to select from any of our 40+
classes and develop curriculum to specifically fit your
future plans--including the biomedical engineering specialties
The program is flexible as well, allowing you to complete your
degree in our evening
program, which is designed for students with a 2-year degree or
previous college credits or those who wish to complete their
education at National University.
For questions or more information about the biomedical science
program at NUHS, call our Office of Admissions at 1-800-826-6285 or
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