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Joshua Cooper
7/24/12
Final Exam Project
My Major and Different opportunities with it

My major is Health Science Informatics Track I chose this major because I am interested in the medical field. I started out as a Nursing major but I quickly changed in because I figured out I could do what I really wanted to do without taking all the difficult Nursing classes and having to pass the Nursing exam once you graduate. I am currently a sophomore so I am early on in my college career I still have a lot of classes to take and a lot of different careers I can look into with my major once I graduate.

I have always wanted to work in a hospital since I was a young child. I have a passion for wanting to help people in any way I can so that’s why being in the medical field has always been a dream of mine. Having a B.S Health Science is become more popular today because once you major in Health Science your jobs chances in the medical field is very high because you are taking a lot of medical and general health classes which would allow you to branch off into several different fields. There is a Health Science Management track and a Health Science Informatics track with a B.S in Health Science Management you will need a Masters degree in order to get a good job once you get your degree. But with the Informatics Track you can find a job within a hospital with just your undergrad doing IT type of work and also you can find jobs in the Clinical Environment in a hospital. Studies by the Bureau of Labor Statics and the department of Education indicates that there will be a shortfall of approximately 51,000 qualified health IT workers in the US over the next five years who will be required to meet the demand for the “meaningful use” of electronic health records (EHR) by hospitals, clinics and practices the overall purpose of this is the improvement of healthcare outcomes within hospitals. One Job I am interested in is being a Clinician/Practitioners Consultants and...
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