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The health sciences involve the use of technology to diagnose, treat, heal and record a wide variety of diseases and medical conditions. Patients and their health care professionals depend on these technologies to ensure proper care throughout the patients’ lives.
Why Study the Health Sciences: The health sciences combine a belief in medicine, an interest in technology and compassion for people. Work in health sciences helps individuals and communities and offers strong job opportunities. A growing demand is projected for professionals in these fields. Annual income varies according to specialty and location. Samples of the 2009 national average annual incomes are: $54,200 for respiratory therapists and $77,340 for radiation therapists. For more information about job opportunities and income, visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
Choose from four (4) Health Science Programs
The following Associate of Science degrees constitute the first two years of a four-year Allied Health degree that must be completed at Georgia Health Sciences University:
* This degree articulates with Georgia Health Sciences University's Clinical Laboratory Science major.
+ Included in this degree are programs in Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy. Diagnostic Sonography is no longer included in this program.
Why Start at GPC: GPC offers four (4) associate degrees that fulfill part of the requirements for the Georgia Health Science University’s four-year Health Sciences degree. To qualify for admission to the Georgia Health Science University, hard work in your GPC program is critical. If you earn a GPA of at least 3.0, you will be given preferential consideration for admission to GHSU.