Health Sciences Degree Review - Master Degree Information

Published Jan 06, 2007

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The field of health sciences uses information culled from research in the health field and applies it to real world settings. Career options for Masters of Health Sciences include community health administrators, dependency counselors, or university professors.

What is a Master's Degree in Health Sciences?: Skills, Goals and Courses

A Master's in Health Sciences teaches the student the skills necessary to carry out research in the health field and to apply that research to benefit the community. Graduates need to know how to carry out professional-quality studies and research, and to be able to interpret the results of these studies to create real world applications and programs. Typical courses for a Master's Degree in Health Sciences include:

  • Health Care Systems Administration
  • Ethics of Health Policy
  • Statistics
  • Applications in Epidemiology
  • Health Science Inquiry
  • Health Science Program Evaluation

What Careers Can a Master of Health Science Pursue?: Job Outlook and Salary Information

A Master's Degree in Health Science prepares the graduate for a career as a community health official, health science research director, university professor in health science, or similar career. Such people use their knowledge of health science to benefit the community and to lead the way towards making new advances in their fields.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (, the demand for health information managers will grow faster than the national average, indicating a healthy job outlook for the career until at least the year 2014.

The median annual income for health information managers in the year 2004 was $67,000.

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