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Health Sciences

WHAT ARE HEALTH SCIENCES?

Do you like solving problems, working with people or animals, and enjoy science? You might enjoy working in a health sciences field! The health sciences industry covers many fields, including chemical production, clinical/allied health, food science, forensic science, and much more. Below are some possible careers that you could do in the health sciences field.

Possible Career Pathways:

  • Biochemists and Biophysicists - Biochemists and biophysicists study the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes such as cell development, growth, and heredity
  • Biological Technicians - Biological technicians help biological and medical scientists conduct laboratory tests and experiments
  • Diagnostic Technologist and Technicians - Perform tests to help in medical diagnoses.
  • Medical Billing and Coding Coding and billing represent two separate roles, but the professionals who fill these jobs work closely together. When a patient receives service from a healthcare provider, these specialists code and prepare an invoice, or claim, which is then sent to the patient’s insurance company. Coders translate healthcare providers’ services into numeric codes, and billing uses the code to create claims.
  • Forensic Science Technicians - Forensic science technicians help investigate crimes by collecting and analyzing physical evidence. Most technicians specialize in either crime scene investigation or laboratory analysis
  • Medical Scientists - Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings
  • Physical Therapists - Physical therapists, sometimes called PTs, help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. These therapists are often an important part of the rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.
  • Veterinarians - Veterinarians care for the health of animals. They diagnose, treat, or research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and animals in zoos, racetracks, and laboratories
  • Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists - Zoologists and wildlife biologists study the characteristics and habitats of animals and wildlife

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

www.bls.gov

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