Reasons to Pursue a Healthcare Science Degree

Are you looking to get into the rapidly growing, in-demand healthcare field, but you’re not sure what sort of career to pursue? Maybe the healthcare careers you normally think of–doctors, nurses, dentists, hygienists, pharmacists–don’t appeal to you. Then a healthcare science degree might be the right path for you!

Healthcare science teaches a variety of sub-disciplines that all involve the application of science to health. As part of Goodwin College’s associate and bachelor health science degree programs, we offer a “Health Care Career Exploration” track for students who have not yet set eyes on a specific medical profession; you can take courses in nutrition and human health, environmental law and public policy, epidemiology and public health, healthcare administration, or even alternative medicine. The programs at Goodwin embrace students of all interests and backgrounds, giving you the opportunity to take the health science courses that best meet your educational and professional goals.

And there are so many professions out there!

Healthcare science is a growing sector of healthcare. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry is expected to add more jobs than any other group of occupations in the coming years, meaning that employers will need trained, medical professionals to fill them. Within a decade, over 2.3 million jobs will become available to active job seekers who have a healthcare education under their belts.

Many students pursue this rewarding, flexible degree program due to the large number of career options available to job seekers with a healthcare science degree. At the bachelor’s degree level, students can earn careers ranging from community health educators to healthcare administrators; medical sales to nutritionists; medical technologists to researchers. At the associate’s degree level, you can specialize in a clinical field, finding careers from sonographers and medical lab technicians; pharmacy technicians to health science writers; and so much more!

If you are looking for a career that is both personally and financially satisfying, pursuing a healthcare science degree may be the right move for you. In healthcare, your day-to-day will be focused around helping others. You will work with people, both independently and on a team, and will have great flexibility no matter the type of career you pursue. Not to mention, the range of job opportunities available in healthcare are truly abundant – there are no limits to what you can do in this field.

Learn about the many healthcare degrees at Goodwin College and start your healthcare education today by calling 800-889-3282.