Healthcare programs focus on the intellectual and interpersonal skills you’ll need for a career in healthcare. Their purpose is to prepare you to provide specialized medical services and work directly with patients.
Course Work & Learning Outcomes
As a healthcare major, you’ll develop your capacity for communication, multitasking, and compassion. You’ll also learn to demonstrate grace under pressure. Common majors include:
- Healthcare administration
- Health sciences
- Physical therapy
Typical courses include health systems administration, microbiology, clinical procedures, healthcare finance and economics, rural health, ethics for healthcare professionals, and sociology.
You could use your degree to get a job as a health unit coordinator, medical record administrator, laboratory technician, biomedical illustrator, dental assistant, dietician, or health educator. Best-paying job titles include surgeon, dentist and pharmacist.