Traditionally with most of the associate degree programs offered in this career field, you can achieve a career as a health physics technician, and then once you get into the working world and gain more hands on experience or further academic study the careers within the health physicist field open up even more.
What Will I Learn When I Earn My Health Physics Associate Degree?
There are a number of topics you will be covering as you work towards you health physics associate degree. Each class works towards the common goal of preparing you for your chosen career. In order to do this, the associate degree- usually a two to four year program- will focus on core classes that promote health physics and general wellness goals. Your coursework in your associates degree program might include the following basic courses:
What Careers Can I Get With This Associate Degree?
- Biology - to lay the foundation for health and wellness studies
- Biophysics - to understand the way the human body works
- Chemistry - to understand the underlying processes that govern life
- Ecology - to find the connection between health and wellness
- Genetics -to understand the basic building blocks of human life
- Medicine -to find the best ways to improve the quality and quantity of life
- Psychology - to better understand the way humans think, think, and behave
Health physicists can find very rewarding careers and can end up working in a variety of places within the field of health and wellness. If you end up working with an environmental or government regulatory agencies you may be put in charge of studying the effects certain events and influences have on people and the environment. Or you may be the one to gather the information and data others have collected and then compile and analyze it in order to create new equipment, instruments, or to establish improved protocols and policies. If you are working within a hospital or doctor's office or in the area of pharmaceutical manufacturing you are going to likely focus on the process of making medicines and discovering new and better ways to create new drugs and offer better services medicinally.
There are many, many amazing careers waiting for you within the field of health physics and the starting point for all of them is the right associates degree program.
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