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What’s in a Major? Plenty!

Campus Visit Day FLAre you still wondering if a bachelor in biomedical science degree is the right degree for you? If you are seeking strong earning potential, it sure is.

Georgetown University issued a report in 2015, which tracks income data for college graduates from various majors. Some of the report findings indicate that an undergraduate degree in a health or science field, such as biomedical sciences, can lead to higher paying careers, even without a graduate degree.

Here are some of the earnings data found for undergraduate science and health majors:

  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), health, and business majors are the highest paying degrees, leading to average annual wages of $37,000 or more at the entry level and an average of $65,000 or more annually over the course of a recipient's career.
  • Entry-level college-educated workers aged 21-24 with health majors earn a median of $41,000 annually. For ages 25-59, this jumps to $65,000 annually.
  • The median annual wages of college-educated workers with biology and life sciences majors (ages 25-50) is $56,000

Georgetown University also projects 5.6 million jobs in the healthcare sector by 2020, 82% of which will require a postsecondary education.

Come explore how easy it is to finish your bachelor's degree in biomedical science at National University of Health Sciences. Plan a visit to campus anytime from now through August 2016 and receive a tuition incentive of $500 for your first trimester in the B.S. program, through the NUHS Summer Soak Up offer.

(source: 2015 The Economic Value of College Majors, Georgetown University)

High Paying Biomedical Science Careers

With a bachelor's degree in biomedical science, you can start any number of advanced degrees in health care, or find your future in other high-demand industries. Here are just a few examples of careers you may not have considered:

SciencecareersBiomedical Engineering
Biomedical engineers can work in manufacturing, computer systems design, government agencies, physician's offices, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and more.  They can engage in fascinating work such as designing artificial organs and prosthetics that help extend people's lives and assist those who are injured.

Biomedical engineers earn a mean annual wage of $91,760 according to the US. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). You'll need a master's degree in biomedical engineering and/or some on the job training in addition to your biomedical science degree.

Biochemist or Biophysicist
Biochemists and Biophysicists normally have a PhD in order to work on independent research projects. Their median pay is $81,480 per year according to the BLS. They typically work in government or private sector research and development laboratories, studying the chemical and physical principles of processes such as cell development, growth, and heredity. An undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences is a perfect entry to advanced degrees in these fields.

Biomedical Informatics
Typically requiring a master's degree, this career uses math and informational techniques to solve biological problems. It can involve developing software and mathematical models for the health industry or scientific research. According to the New York Times, a health informatics analyst earns approximately $70,0000 per year.

As you can see, a BS in biomedical science is a very versatile degree. Whether your interest is in business, research, education or health care, the wide variety of courses at National University allow you to tailor your biomedical science program to fit your interests and goals.

A Biomedical Science Degree - Springboard for an Exciting Career

A bachelor of biomedical science degree can be the start of a satisfying career in a wide variety of job sectors. 

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That's why a degree in biomedical sciences is so valuable: It is versatile in today's ever changing job market, and can support your qualifications for wherever your life's path take you.

Come explore how completing your bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences at National University can open more doors in your future.

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:

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The Future Looks Bright for STEM Bachelor Degrees

Have you heard the buzz-phrase "STEM" career or "STEM" education? STEM stands for Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics, and it's become an important acronym for employers, educators and policy makers nationwide. This is because the demand for professionals trained in science, technology, engineering and math keeps growing.

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What are some of the facts about STEM degrees and STEM careers? In 2011, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce did a workforce study focused on STEM education and workforce issues. Here's what the report found:

  • Workers with associate's degrees in STEM fields out-earn 63 percent of people who have bachelor's degrees in other fields.
  • Almost half of workers with bachelor's degrees in STEM fields out-earn workers with PhDs in other fields
  • Regardless of occupation, people with a bachelor's degree in a STEM major make roughly $500,000 more over their lifetimes than non-STEM majors.
  • Over the past 30 years, salaries in STEM-related jobs have jumped faster than those in any other occupation other than healthcare professionals and managerial occupations.
  • STEM wages jumped 31 percent over the past 30 years, compared with 23 percent for all non-STEM occupations.

What does this mean for you? It means that finishing your bachelor's degree in biomedical science at National University may be a very smart decision in building a successful and rewarding career. Learn more by planning to attend one of our student-for-a-day events.