An associate degree requires less education than a bachelor’s degree, usually two years or less, but is often required by employers for many jobs. It is also a great starting point for students who may earn a bachelor’s or higher degrees in the future.
What is an associate degree in health sciences? The health sciences encompass the applied sciences, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, for the purposes of administering health care. A health science program can be focused on a particular specialization, such as specific parts of human anatomy and physiology, patients of different ages, specific forms of disease or injury and different approaches to treating illness. The health sciences programs may include courses such as biology, chemistry and mathematics, as well as courses on medical terminology, pharmacology and practices of the health care profession.
An associate degree in health sciences opens graduates up to diverse job opportunities in nearly all areas of the medical industry. Since medical care will always be necessary, there will always be areas of public and private medical institutions where one can seek potential employment.
The cost of obtaining an associate degree in health sciences can vary depending on factors such as the country the school is located in, how prestigious the program is and how long it may take. It is wise to contact the school of choice directly for specific cost and fee information.
Since a degree in health science is a relatively broad certification, careers made possible by obtaining it also take many forms. A person with this degree could find work as a nurse, EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) or a coder. Graduates may also find employment in more clerical medical capacities such as a medical administrative assistant or a health information management technician.
If you have any interest in studying the health sciences, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
Our healthcare training and certificate programs can prepare you for a rewarding, in-demand position in the healthcare industry. The program in nursing at CWC is designed
Healthcare Certificates & Trainings
Our healthcare training and certificate programs can prepare you for a rewarding, in-demand position in the healthcare industry. These programs take a year or less to complete and are an excellent option for workers looking for a competitive edge in the job market. Our programs offer real-world knowledge combined with foundation skills that are desired by employers looking to hire in the entry-level healthcare setting.
Dental Assistant Certificate I
The Dental Assistant Certificate I Program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as a dental assistant, as well as providing additional coursework necessary for transfer to a dental hygiene program. The curriculum provides the student with an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills through classroom instruction and practice skills laboratories. The general education requirements facilitate the development of basic computer and communication skills....
The School of Life Sciences at Irvine Valley College offers a wide range of courses in the biological sciences as well as courses in environmental studies. Introductory c
The School of Life Sciences at Irvine Valley College offers a wide range of courses in the biological sciences as well as courses in environmental studies. Introductory courses focus on theories and concepts in five primary areas: cellular and molecular biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, and whole organism biology. More specialized courses examine extensions of these basic principles as they relate to a variety of specific areas of study, including botany, zoology, human anatomy, human physiology, cellular biology, microbiology, natural history, and marine biology. Students may complete courses within the department in order to fulfill general education requirements, to satisfy prerequisites for health-related programs such as nursing, to meet graduation requirements at prospective transfer institutions, or to complete the Associate in Arts degree with a major in biology or health sciences....
As many as 1 in every 4 new jobs over the next decade are expected to be in healthcare, making it one of the country’s fastest-growing career fields. As the area’s No. 1
Prepare for a Career in Caring
As many as 1 in every 4 new jobs over the next decade are expected to be in healthcare, making it one of the country’s fastest-growing career fields. As the area’s No. 1 trainer of healthcare professionals, Austin Community College's Health Sciences Area of Study is proud to equip our students for the important work that lies ahead—for a cost that is considerably lower than other institutions.
Diagnostic Medical Imaging-Radiology
Emergency Medical Services Professions
General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences
Health Information Technology
Medical Laboratory Technology
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant
Continuing Education Programs
Advanced Activity Director
Certified Nurse Aid
Health Information Technology
Medical Billing-Certified Coding Specialist
Medical Office Support
Medication Aide Permit
Nurse Re-Entry LVN Series
Nurse Re-Entry RN Series
Veterinary Clinical Assistant Certificate
Pre-Health Science Institute
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