If you were a college student 10 years ago and you wanted to work in medicine or healthcare, you majored in nursing or pre-med. Those were your two basic options to start a career in healthcare . . . you either exercised them or pursued a career in another field.
Today, that situation has changed dramatically. If you want to work in healthcare technologies, a whole new range of options is available to you. You can now make an important contribution by following paths like these instead . . .
- You can major in computer science, concentrate on computer application development and create apps that collect and monitor data for individuals who have diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and other ailments.
- You can major in pharmaceutical sciences and pursue a career developing medicines.
- You can focus on AI and work on systems that apply predictive analytics to prevent people from developing diseases for which they have genetic or other dispositions.
- You can study genetics and learn how individual and group genomic data can be used to predict and prevent the onset of diseases.
- You can study statistics and concentrate on health surveys and research.
- You can study computer graphics and work for a company that makes medical testing equipment.
- You can study biomedical engineering and improve the quality of life for people who suffer from coronary disease, arthritis, skeletal abnormalities and a range of other ailments.
- You can major in prosthetics or robotics and learn to develop artificial limbs, hands and other devices to improve the quality of life for people who were injured or born with physical abnormalities.
- You can major in applied physical therapy and work with individuals who have been injured, who are recovering from surgery, or who were both physical limitations.
Many More Ways to Improve the Health and Happiness of Others
If you want to study to become a nurse or a physician, of course, you still can. But if your real motivation is to help others and improve the quality of their lives, you have more options today than ever before.
To put it another way . . .
STEM + health studies could add up to the health career that is right for you
Thanks to technology, there are more ways than ever before to help people live healthier and more productive lives.
Ready to explore the many opportunities in STEM or healthcare? Participate in a Student Research Foundation Career Pathway Study and you will be empowered with new information to make career and educational decisions that ultimately align with your interests, passions, and aptitudes.
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