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Health Studies

Preparing You to Be a Healthcare Practitioner and Leader


student in professional healcare settingEmployment Outlook

Healthcare is poised to become the largest job sector in the nation by 2030.(BLS, 2022)  The American population is getting older, living longer, and seeking more treatment for chronic conditions. Healthcare needs skilled leadership from medical and health services managers to meet these heightened needs. If you are looking to start or advance a career in a growing field, healthcare can be an excellent option.


Jobs and Career Paths

Positions range from clinical work with frequent patient contact to management at private corporations. Because healthcare is such a diverse field, health studies graduates can move both laterally and upward as career interests and goals change. The median annual wage for medical and health services managers in 2021 was $101,340.


1. Graduate Allied Health Programs

The reason many students earn a Bachelor’s in Science in Health Studies Pre-Professional degree is to begin preparing for graduate allied health programs. Allied health professionals comprise nearly 60% of the healthcare workforce and deliver services involving the evaluation and prevention of diseases and disorders.

Healthcare Clinical Jobs

Job Description

Average Salary

Physical Therapy

Help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain


Occupational Therapist

Help patients develop, recover, improve, and maintain the skills needed for daily living and working


Physician Assistant

Examine, diagnose, and treat patients on teams with physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare workers.



Treat patients with health problems of the neuromusculoskeletal system


Doctor of Osteopathic

Treats the “whole person” approach to medicine rather than just symptoms.

$ 194, 171


Diagnose and treat problems with patient’s teeth, gums, and parts of the mouth

$163, 220


Design, measure, fit and adapt orthopedic braces or prostheses


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Occupational Outlook Handbook


2. Non-clinical Healthcare Jobs

Heath Studies graduates can pursue non-clinical positions that require an in-depth understanding of the healthcare field through the Bachelor of Science in Health Studies Management/Marketing Track.  These roles are usually classified as leadership or administrative positions that involve coordinating, supervising, or training others.

Healthcare Management Jobs

Job Description

Average Salary

Medical and Health Services managers

Plan, direct or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, or public health


Claims Reviewer/Patient Account Rep

Review health-related claims to determine reasonable costs and authorize payment


Health Education Specialist

Teach people about behaviors that promote wellness and implement strategies to improve health of communities


Medical Equipment/Pharmaceutical Sales

Sell medical equipment or pharmaceuticals


Director of Human Resources

Oversees all human resource operations within an organization


Director of Marketing

Plan, direct overall plan to promote company products and services


Medical Office Manager

Manage administrative tasks, patient records, handle payroll and budgets


Quality Assurance Analyst

Analyzes quality assurance and compliance data and assists in preparing reports.



Where Health Studies Graduates Work

Today, healthcare is one of the most diverse employment fields.  A bachelor’s in health studies will prepare students for a broad range of healthcare careers. With a BS in Heath Studies, students will gain the skills and experience they need to work in such settings as: