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Careers In Health Science

Overview

The healthcare industry continues to be one of the faster-growing industries in the United States economy. Here are just a few of the many career paths you can pursue with a degree in Health Science:

With Health Science major

Biochemical Engineer: Biochemical engineers conduct studies on cells, proteins, viruses, or other biological substances to determine optimal conditions for growth or inhibitors that can stop or kill. (Advanced Pre-Professional emphasis)

Health Information Supervisor: Responsible for obtaining, analyzing, and securing the digital and traditional health records of patients. (Healthcare Management emphasis)

Epidemiologist: Study infectious disease within populations of people. (Community and Public Health emphasis)

Environmental Health Specialist: Manage the impact of clean water and other environmental issues and educate and consult clients and enforce regulations governing the sanitation of food, milk, and water; hazardous and Infectious waste; sewage; institutional environments; and health hazards. (Community and Public Health emphasis)

Behavioral Analyst: Design and implement therapy programs to help treat patients with mental, social, or learning disorders. (Behavioral Health emphasis)

Medical Laboratory Technician: Performs laboratory testing that includes chemical analysis of body fluids using a microscope or other advanced lab equipment.

Health Education Director: Manage, Coordinate and Teach people and populations proper health behaviors to help keep the community safe and healthy. (Community and Public Health emphasis)

Physician Assistant: Medical providers who are licensed to diagnose and treat illness and disease and to prescribe medication for patients. (Advanced Pre-Professional emphasis)

Genetic Counselor: Genetic counselors assess individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects.

With Healthcare Management major

Medical Service Manager: Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They may manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians.

Nursing Home Administrator: The role of the nursing home administrator is to supervise, plan, develop, monitor, and maintain appropriate standards of care throughout all departments in the nursing home.

Clinical/Hospital Administrator: Clinic/Hospital administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of a hospital, clinic, managed care organization, or public health agency.

Health Information Management: Health information managers (HIM) organize, oversee, and protect patient health information data which includes symptoms, diagnoses, medical histories, test results, and procedures.

Medical & Pharmaceutical Sales: Medical & Pharmaceutical sales representatives educate administrators and physicians on new developments in the rapidly advancing Medical device and pharmaceutical industries.

Claims Reviewer/Auditor: A claims auditor interprets detailed paid claims reports, eligibility reports, payment reports, and other various reports to determine the eligible types of services.