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What an Associate Degree in Health Science Prepares You For

Health science covers a wide range of topics in the health field. Learning how to schedule appointments, maintain health records and billing, prep patients for an exam, draw blood and take vital signs are just a few things you may find yourself doing as you pursue an associate degree in Health Science. There are approximately 200 recognized health science professions in the United States, which makes up almost 60 percent of the U.S. healthcare workforce.

Responsibilities You Might Have

With an associate degree in health science you may find yourself:
  1. Preparing blood samples for lab testing
  2. Giving patients injections or medications as directed by the physician
  3. Scheduling appointments and other administrative tasks
  4. Measuring vital signs and recording them
  5. Performing EKGs, CPR and stress tests

What to Expect at Eastwick

Obtaining an associate degree in health science at Eastwick College can prepare you to enter the medical field as a medical assistant, medical office manager, or medical secretary. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assistant positions are expected to increase 29 percent, which is much faster than the average occupation growth rate. Students will be trained in a specialized concentration such as an EKG technician, stress test technician, phlebotomist, unit secretary or even a ward clerk. In fact, there are shortages in many of these fields and this program is designed to provide a well-rounded education to prepare you to enter one of these positions. The associate degree in Health Science program can be completed in as little as 15 months if taking classes during the day or 27 months if taking night classes. Either way, an associate degree in health science will prepare you for a wide range of possible careers after successful completion of the program. Visit our website to learn more about the Associate Degree in Health Science offered at Eastwick College.