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Healthcare sciences degree, perfect for a second career

What happens if you earned an associate’s degree and work as an occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant, medical imaging professional, dental hygienist or a respiratory therapist and you’d like to expand your career options? For those who want to stay in the healthcare field, a healthcare science degree is the perfect fit. This degree […]

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What do healthcare science majors need to know about the Affordable Care Act?

Political parties continue to argue about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, there is one undisputed fact: In just four short years, this law has made significant changes that everyone – patients, healthcare providers, business owners and health insurance companies – must understand and integrate into their daily lives. We’ve covered some of these changes […]

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Healthcare science degree, first step to becoming a patient advocate

Say the words ‘healthcare career’ and chances are the first two thoughts that pop into your head are ‘doctor’ or ‘nurse.’ While those are obviously important jobs, there are a lot of behind the scenes careers that play an essential role in keeping Americans healthy. A degree in healthcare science can open doors to a […]

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Prevention is the best medicine

Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative turned four years old this month. And while our blog consistently covers the men and women who help you when you are sick, sometimes we overlook the best remedy – prevention. It is the onus of all RN to BSN, Healthcare Science and Behavioral Health students to learn how to […]

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Alvernia’s Healthcare Science degree opens many professional doors

When students think of healthcare careers, their thoughts often drift toward the obvious positions, such as doctor, physical therapist or nurse. And while those are fantastic choices, many students still want to help others but aren’t quite sure what profession is right for them. That’s why Alvernia started its Healthcare Science program – a choose-your-own […]

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What can I do with a Healthcare Science degree?

There’s no simple answer. We designed our Healthcare Science bachelor’s degree with the thought that students who were interested in the healthcare industry could choose a path they were interested in. And while that’s true, here are a couple specializations that may help the undecided. Medical Assistant Whether it’s in the front of the office […]

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Berks County healthcare openings outpace local and national employment stats

Reading’s employment numbers are mostly in line with national numbers, showing steady and gradual improvement. But despite the modest gains in most industries, jobs in the healthcare sphere are in both supply and demand in Reading, Berks County and nationally. In fact, seven out of 21 of the top occupations with the largest job growth […]

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