Why Health Sciences or Public Health at Carroll?
The Health Sciences Dept includes pre-professional training for a wide variety of healthcare fields that include physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician’s assistant, chiropractor, athletic trainer, health educator, healthcare manager, dietitian, environmental hygiene specialist, etc. These areas of study focus on treating and supporting patients beyond the scope of a doctor or nurse.
These programs give a great foundation if you're interested in a career that involves human health. Because of the multi-disciplinary nature of these programs, many of the courses fulfill the requirements for entry into competitive graduate and professional programs. Some of our grads apply and are accepted into these programs, while others seek work experience after graduation.
Your future in Health Sciences
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that nearly a third of all new wage and salary jobs (5.0 million) between 2012-2022 will be in the health care and social assistance sectors. The BLS also finds that fourteen of the 30 occupations with the largest percentage increases in employment between 2012 and 2022 are related to healthcare.
A Carroll College degree in the health sciences opens the door to a range of career opportunities, including graduate or professional school, as well as positions in state or county health departments and laboratories.