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What Can You Do with a Health Science Degree?

Health Sciences Degree

If you’re thinking about pursuing a health science degree, you’ll need to know where it will take you. Whether you focus on optometry, dentistry, or any of the other possibilities in this field, knowing what your future options are will help you set your eyes on the path before you and prepare for what’s coming. As you begin the process of earning your health sciences major, consider what you can do with it:

Choose a Focus for your health science degree:

  • Pre-Chiropractic
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-physical therapy
  • Pre-podiatry
  • Pre-dental
  • Pre-occupational
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-physician
  • Pre-veterinary

 

Where You Can Work:

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Federal/state government
  • Private agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Research labs
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Medical Laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Insurance companies
  • Administration

 

Job Opportunities and Roles:

  • Healthcare Administrator: organizing and managing health care services, including facilities, programs, and staff budgets. With a health sciences major, you can work in healthcare administration jobs such as a nursing home administrator, health information manager, or insurance underwriter.
  • Dietician/Nutritionist: helping people examine and improve their health and lifestyle based on your knowledge of food and nutrition. With your health science degree, you can take this career to nursing homes, cafeterias, clinics, schools, or local government.
  • Radiology and Ultrasound Technician: performing medical imaging examinations and treatments to help patients find a diagnosis with your bachelor of health science. 
  • Occupational Therapist: helping patients who are ill, injured, or disabled, learn to do daily activities so that they may live to their fullest in the face of a medical crisis. A health science degree gives you the knowledge and skills needed to work with injured patients regaining everyday skills, disabled children learning to be capable in a school setting, and more.
  • Physician Assistant: taking medical histories, conducting physical exams, diagnosing and treating illnesses, and many other responsibilities. As a PA, you will most likely work directly with other healthcare providers, collaborating and learning from licensed doctors
  • So many more: There are a plethora of other roles available for a health science degree, including a drug and alcohol counselor, laboratory technician, pharmaceutical salesperson, claims reviewer, and more!

The health sciences major at Grace College prepares motivated students for health-related graduate education in their specialty of interest. Grace faculty employ a rigorous curriculum and individual advising to equip students for successful application to graduate programs in their health profession, as well as success in that graduate program and in their future career in medicine.

As a matter of fact…

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The Grace School of Arts & Sciences curriculum acknowledges God as the creator and sustainer of all life. Students will gain a much deeper appreciation of the incredible complexity of God’s living handiwork while being prepared for further schooling and future careers.


Sources used:

“What Can You Do with a Health Sciences Degree?” University of Wisconsin Flexible Option, 14 Mar. 2018, https://flex.wisconsin.edu/stories-news/what-can-you-do-with-a-health-sciences-degree/.

“Everything You Can Do With a Health Science Major.” University of the People, 15 June 2019, https://www.uopeople.edu/blog/everything-you-can-do-with-a-health-science-major/

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