Would you like to discover the next vaccine?
As a medical scientist you would conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. You will use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach your findings. Medical scientists typically have a Ph.D., usually in biology or a related life science. Some medical scientists get a medical degree instead of a Ph.D., but prefer doing research to practicing as a physician. Employment of medical scientists is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Medical scientists will continue to be needed because they contribute to the development of treatments and medicines that improve human health.
For a career in Health Science, you need to earn your bachelor’s degree before being accepted into a Ph.D degree program. Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida, has some of the lowest tuition rates in the state, but provides high-quality education. Starting with a two-year degree in Health Science AA University Transfer Track helps you save money on your overall education costs and prepares you for success at a top university in Florida.
Which Florida universities offer Health Science programs?
This transfer track program is designed to prepare you for upper division studies in health science at University of West Florida which in turn will prepare you for jobs in a health service field. Concentrations at UWF are available in Aging Studies, Allied Health, Communication, Health Care Administration, Health Care Ethics, Health Care Professional, Medical Information Technology, and Psychology of Health. It is strongly recommended that you examine the catalog and requirements of the university you are considering for transfer.
Contact Gulf Coast’s Health Science advisor for more information about educational requirements.
Contact the Advisor
Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences
850-769-1551, extension 2866