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Health Sciences

Health Science programs study human biology, health care, health promotion, and disease prevention across the life span.

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Programs

Degrees

High Unit Certificates

(18 units or more)

Low Unit Certificates

(18 units or less)
Notes:
AS-T Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
AA-T Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
AA Associate of Arts Degree
AS Associate of Science Degree
CC Career Certificate
COA Certificate of Achievement
COSP Certificate of Skill Proficiency

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Maribel DeLeon
Counselor
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Jose Lara
Counselor
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Emily Ramazzini
Counselor
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Mary Rivera
Counselor
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Carissa Bateman
(Questions for ATI TEAS testing)
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Young Lee
Librarian
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Alaine Rodriguez
Success Coach
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Suzanne Tang
Professor of Nursing
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Catherine Page
Health Sciences Dean

Career Outlook

Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.

Median Salary:
$80,557.79
Annual Job Opening:
806
Typical Education Level:
a Bachelor's degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Bachelor's degree
62%
A Master's or Professional degree
29%
A Doctoral degree or more
10%

Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

Median Salary:
$133,560.48
Annual Job Opening:
2,110
Typical Education Level:
a Master's or Professional degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Master's or Professional degree
90%
A Doctoral degree or more
7%
A Bachelor's degree
3%

Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.

Median Salary:
$148,892.42
Annual Job Opening:
1,503
Typical Education Level:
a Master's or Professional degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Master's or Professional degree
42%
A Doctoral degree or more
37%
A Bachelor's degree
21%

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

Median Salary:
$104,363.23
Annual Job Opening:
1,798
Typical Education Level:
a Doctoral degree or more
Top Entry-level Education:
A Doctoral degree or more
47%
A Master's or Professional degree
38%
A Bachelor's degree
8%

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Median Salary:
$117,810.57
Annual Job Opening:
22,476
Typical Education Level:
an Associate degree
Top Entry-level Education:
An Associate degree
66%
A Bachelor's degree
23%
Some college
11%

Assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment.

Median Salary:
$85,633.60
Annual Job Opening:
1,130
Typical Education Level:
an Associate degree
Top Entry-level Education:
An Associate degree
83%
A Bachelor's degree
12%
A certificate
5%
Source: Emsi Data.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

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Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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