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Chicago area home to many health care opportunities

by Jan 20, 2017

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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.

11_28_08 Chicago Sky LineNo 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 received a $21 million donation renewal from the Searle Funds at Chicago Community Trust. 

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 research.

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 sciences.

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 diverse. 

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 protected].

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About the Author

Debra Cascio

Debra Cascio

Debra Cascio is an undergraduate admissions counselor at National University, who works with prospective students just starting their journey into health care. To Deb, the best part of her position is learning about students' dreams and what influenced them to go into their chosen field. She grew up in Villa Park, Illinois, and is currently finishing up a degree in general studies from Columbia College in Missouri.


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