The health sciences field is the single largest industry in the country, accounting for more than 14 million jobs. Many of the fastest growing occupations today are in health sciences. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, health sciences occupations are expected to generate as many as 3 million new jobs by 2016. In addition, the field of health education is expected to grow by 20 percent, or roughly 25,000 new jobs, in the next decade.
This is a cross-disciplinary program designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to position you for a range of career opportunities in health-related fields. As a graduate of this program, you will be well prepared for success as a manager in your original field of expertise, such as Medical Radiology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Histology Technology. Other career opportunities, depending upon the focus of original AAS study, include positions as health educators, elder services program coordinators, long-term care health and wellness coordinators, and community nutrition aides. You'll also be uniquely qualified for graduate study in applied programs such as gerontology, family sciences, and health education.
Developing the health workforce of the future:
The College of Health Solutions school is dedicated to designing focusing on addressing the world’s most pressing issues in health.
- In the fall 2016, the College of Health Solutions had 247 Barrett Honors scholars, 146 faculty, 5,813 students and 9 million in research expenditures
- Embedded partnerships in the community give students additional resources and networking opportunities including the Mayo Clinic, Barrow Neurological Institute, HonorHealth, Dignity Health, Health Care Sector Partnership and more
- $9 million in research expenditures