Are you interested in a rewarding career in the field of health? If so, the health science career field has an abundance of opportunities available for critical thinkers. There are many opportunities available from conducting research to treating diseases.
There are a variety of health science careers to choose from in many industry sectors. For instance, you can find a job working for the government or non-profit research lab. You could also work with the public sector to ensure of food safety or work to contain health outbreaks.
You may want to work with a specific group of patients as a medical practitioner. Medical technicians help prep patients for procedures and collect fluid samples. A medical researcher seeks cures for human diseases, creates new devices to better mankind's health, and discovers new drugs. There are health educators who work in a variety of settings, including healthcare facilities, with government agencies, and other educational facilities. They work to ensure the public has the educational materials needed for various health topics that matter most to them. You may also want to work as a healthcare administrator who handles the administrative functions of healthcare such as billing, patient admissions, and facility operations. Other health science career options include being a health and safety officer, public safety representative, a restaurant inspector, health counselor, or a registry manager.
You don't necessarily need a specialized degree to get started with a health science career. You can begin your health science career in less than 2 years for an entry-level position and work your way up with continued education. You can start in the health administration department until you complete an advanced specialized degree.
Many students start with a certificate course and transfer those credits towards an associate degree in a specific health science field. Popular courses to study depending on your field include genetics, biochemistry, and public health.
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