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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
  • Nutrition
  • Physical therapy

Typical courses include health systems administration, microbiology, clinical procedures, healthcare finance and economics, rural health, ethics for healthcare professionals, and sociology.

Career Outlook

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.