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The A.S. in Health Sciences Broad Field delivers a comprehensive base of coursework that will prepare you to pursue a more advanced degree on a wide range of career paths in healthcare-related fields.
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Health science offers you plenty of options if you’re seeking a less conventional career path. In fact, the growing need for greater specialization allows anyone with an interest in healthcare to invest a particular skill, talent, or focus in a satisfying and lucrative health sciences career.
Our Health Sciences Broad Field A.S. has a statewide articulation agreement with 26 programs at six Minnesota State universities. Time to dive in.
Healthcare is a tremendously diverse industry. That means health sciences grads have the capacity shift gears to find their ideal role as their life goals and interests evolve.
The Mayo Clinic alone lists more than 40 careers for people with a strong interest in finding their future in healthcare. You can explore career options that range from audiologist to genetic counselor to nurse anesthetist to pharmacy technician to recreational therapist to surgical technologist.
The Health Sciences A.S. is a solid option if you already have a degree and are working on completing your pre-requisite coursework for professional or grad school, or a nursing post-baccalaureate program.
This A.S. degree is a gateway to high-demand jobs with sizeable salaries. For instance, biostatistician [$130K/year], epidemiologist [$90K/year], health information technician [$48K/year] and public health communication specialist [$63K/year] are fast-growing occupations in the healthcare sector.
Health sciences majors have a huge selection of career paths to follow. Employment opportunities range from direct contact with patients in a clinical setting to team-based endeavors in a corporate environment.
Minnesota State CAREERwise lists nearly 100 potential career paths.