Have you heard the buzz-phrase "STEM" career or "STEM"
education? STEM stands for
Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics, and it's become an
important acronym for employers, educators and policy makers
nationwide. This is because the demand for professionals trained in
science, technology, engineering and math keeps growing.
What are some of the facts about STEM degrees and STEM careers?
In 2011, Georgetown University Center on Education and the
Workforce did a workforce study focused on STEM education and
workforce issues. Here's what the report found:
What does this mean for you? It means that finishing your bachelor's degree in
biomedical science at National University may be a very smart
decision in building a successful and rewarding career. Learn more
by planning to attend one of our student-for-a-day
If you are strongly considering finishing your bachelor's degree
in biomedical science, here's a day you won't want to miss:
Saturday, March 1, 2014!
Twice a year, National University of Health Sciences hosts a Campus
Visit Day that's fun, interactive and packed full of
information on its fantastic BS program. March 1st is the next one,
and it's coming up quick.
You'll start the day with a continental breakfast, then enjoy a
program overview, campus tour, a chance to meet current and former
students, and learn the nitty-gritty about financial aid,
admissions, housing and more. Then you'll enjoy lunch and a
chance to meet some of the student clubs, faculty and staff on
Furthermore, NUHS offers a special tuition incentive for
everyone who attends Campus Visit Day. If you attend the
event, and then choose to enroll in the NUHS Bachelor of Biomedical
Science program, you'll receive a $250 tuition credit for your
How to Register
To hold your place for Campus Visit Day, register online, or
A confirmation packet will be mailed to you with directions and
a schedule of the day's events.
For questions or more information, contact the Office of
Admissions at 1-800-826-6285 or email@example.com.
The journal Science, published by the American Association
for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), has an online news center
with a special science career section.
Here you'll find a collection of recent stories on careers in
science from a variety of news publications. There's also a lively
science career discussion forum where science students, academics,
employers and current scientists give each other tips on navigating
their career paths.
There's also a job search tool to look through an updated
listing of current science employment opportunities. For example,
we put the term "research" into the search engine and pulled up
1289 job listings in scientific research from around the world.
There's also a library of employer profiles, so that you can get to
know some of the larger employers in the science industry.
You can even open an account on the site, post your resume, and
get up-to-date job openings emailed to you. Your account allows you
to make your resume and profile available to headhunters and
employers in the science industry.
This site will help you imagine all the opportunities you'll be
able to explore with your bachelor's degree in
biomedical science from National University.
When you study Anatomy I and II at National
University of Health Sciences, you'll work with pre-dissected
cadavers in the graduate level gross anatomy laboratory.
"Our bachelor of science students enrolled in anatomy courses
spend two hours each week in the lab. During that time, they
examine multiple cadavers to observe structures that they are
discussing in classroom lectures, and to observe differences
between one body and another," says
Dr. Randy Swenson, dean of the NUHS College of Allied Health
The instructor and an assistant are on hand to help students
work with the cadavers, and are available to answer
questions. In addition, the lab is equipped with a smart
board, camera and digital monitors, so the instructor can share a
cadaver observation with the entire class.
Most other undergraduate anatomy programs combine the study of
anatomy with physiology in a standard "A&P" course. Some
schools may offer only one course in anatomy that covers the entire
body. NUHS is unique in that it offers not only one, but two highly
detailed courses in anatomy: Anatomy l, covering the
musculoskeletal systems, muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels, and
skin; Anatomy II covering the chest and abdomen, lungs, heart,
gastro-intestinal tract, and reproductive system.
"The human anatomy lab is one of the reasons I moved here from
Canada to finish my bachelor's degree at NUHS," says Reza Danesh,
who is working toward a career as a DO or MD in the future.
"We go to a much higher level of detail than most community or
four-year colleges. Our format provides much better preparation for
students who are preparing for medical school and professional
health degree programs," says Dr. Swenson.
National University recently renovated its anatomy lab, bringing
in state of the art technology and new equipment. (
Read more about the NUHS anatomy lab.)
In this video, student Greg Swets explains why National
University's bachelor degree completion program in
biomedical science has the edge over similar
programs at other schools. Top instructors and a graduate level
environment are big reasons. Greg plans to use his bachelor's
degree as a stepping stone toward a career as a chiropractic and
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