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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

(less than 18 units)
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

Meet Your Success Team

Jose Lara profile picture
Counselor
Mary Rivera profile picture
Counselor
Carissa Bateman profile picture
(Questions for ATI TEAS testing)
Roxanna Gomez profile picture
(Questions for all HS programs)
Emily Ortiz profile picture
Student Success Coach II
Catherine Page profile picture
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.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $37.09
Career Growth: 19.80%

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.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Master's degree .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $62.06
Career Growth: 35.10%

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.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a First professional degree .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $70.76
Career Growth: 8.20%

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and decrease or prevent deformity of patients suffering from disease or injury.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Master's degree .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $47.75
Career Growth: 28.80%

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. Includes Clinical Nurse Specialists. Excludes “Nurse Anesthetists” (29-1151), “Nurse Midwives” (29-1161), and “Nurse Practitioners” (29- 1171).

California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $51.07
Career Growth: 16.20%

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.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Associate degree .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $38.43
Career Growth: 25.30%
Source: Employment Development Department (EDD), State of California.

About RHC

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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