What Can You Do With a Bachelor's Degree in Health Science?

Discover the various career options if you choose to earn a Bachelor's degree in Health Science. Also get an overview of courses you'll study in a program. View article »

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Potential Careers in Health Sciences

A bachelor's degree in health sciences is open to current and aspiring healthcare professionals. Students learn technical and administrative skills necessary for working in the healthcare industry. Graduates who majored in health sciences have many career options from which to choose.

Potential areas of employment for graduates include marketing, management, and education. Some of the career options may include medical laboratory technician, physical therapist, and diagnostic medical technologist. However, these programs may also prepare a student for graduate school in one of the health professions. These individuals may go on to pursue professional training in medicine, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine.

Graduates who specialized in a related health sciences emphasis may become employed as dental hygienists, respiratory care therapists, sonographers, or radiographers. It's important to note that all of these careers have licensure requirements.

Type of Degree (Preparation) Possible Careers
Health science - Professional Medical laboratory technician
Physical therapist
Diagnostic medical technologist
Health science - Graduate studies Medical school
Pharmacist
Veterinary medicine
Health sciences - Specialty field emphasis Dental hygienist
Respiratory care therapist
Sonographer
Radiographer

Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences Overview

Many applicants have previously earned an associate's degree in a related healthcare field, such as radiology technology, dental hygiene, and emergency medical services. A school's health sciences department is usually associated with a clinic, hospital, or community health center. Depending on their emphasis, students may be required to complete a supervised internship at one of these facilities. Many disciplines such as social sciences, natural sciences, math, and sports studies make up the course curriculum. Specific topics include human anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.

With a bachelor's degree in health science you are prepared to work in a range of careers within the health field.


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