Health Sciences: Career Path and True Calling

There are many rewarding career paths, but few match the impact a healthcare professional makes every day. Each shift you work can help save lives, restore lost capabilities or extend quality of life. Every patient you treat also touches the lives of their loved ones. Most healthcare professionals will say this is both a career path and true calling.

BC graduates help thousands of patients and families, while enjoying strong salaries, benefits, stability and professional respect as dental assistants, hygienists, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, physical, respiratory and radiation therapists, sonographers and in other critical roles, across a wide variety of care settings.

Top 10 ranked U.S. college

Broward College is among the nation’s leading colleges for students seeking rewarding healthcare careers.

Why Health Sciences at Broward College?

Transfer opportunities to state and national universities and colleges.

Ranked first in the state for the number of industry certifications earned by students.

Ranked for affordability - among the lowest tuition rates in South Florida.

Industry partnerships that provide students with internships, apprenticeships, and job opportunities.

Paths to Completion

YOUR BROWARD COLLEGE DEGREE TAKES YOU FURTHER

Your A.A. or A.S. from Broward College guarantees you transfer into any Florida university bachelor program to continue your education. You’ll save thousands in tuition by starting at Broward College.

Plus, BC graduates who earn their degree here, then transfer into state universities perform better and are more successful on average, than students who started at state universities as freshmen.

If you’re planning on getting a bachelor’s degree, then the Associate of Arts (AA) is for you. The AA satisfies the first two years at a college/university but at a much more affordable cost and smaller class sizes.  The AA includes Broward College’s general education curriculum and elective credits.  Students pursuing the AA use the elective credits to satisfy the prerequisite requirements for bachelor degree majors.  Broward College offers a variety of courses to help students appropriately prepare for seamless transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at BC or another institution.  

Complete 2 years of specialized training designed to allow you enter the workforce in a high-demand career with guaranteed job skills or continue your education by transferring to a Bachelor's program such as Broward College's BAS/BSN degrees or other articulated AS to Baccalaureate degree programs.

If you already have your A.A. degree, getting your bachelor's degree can happen in as little as two years or less! Specialize in Nursing or Supervision and Management.

CAREER LADDERS

See where your Broward College degree can take you. 

Explore your options in Health Sciences

KEEP PEOPLE SMILING

Earn a 12-month diploma or double your capabilities as a Certified Dental Assistant and Registered Dental Hygienist.

SAVE THE DAY

As a trained Emergency Medical Services professional, no two shifts are the same. You’re first on the scene: solving problems, working smarter, constantly upping your game

The Business of Healthcare

If you have a knack for business with an interest in health services, then you are well-suited for a career in Health Services Management.

​BE THE HIT OF HEALTHCARE

HIT professionals work across many areas, bridging data gaps to connect clinical, operational and administrative teams more effectively.

CONDUCT VITAL TESTING

From administering radioactive drugs to providing imagery for research and diagnosis, be a key medical contributor.

NURSES: KEEP RISING

Already an RN? Prepare for higher-level leadership roles with your RN-BSN in just 12-18 months.

ANSWER THE CALL

As most nurses will tell you, this is not just a career: it’s a calling. Few have what it takes, but for those who do, the rewards and potential are tremendous.

RESTORE PEOPLE'S LIVES

Be the hero that rehabs patients after illness, accidents or congenital handicaps disable their movement and their lives.

JOIN THE FIGHT

Work side by side with specialized oncology physicians and nurses as you fight the cancer battle, delivering radiation doses to patients.

MEDICINE’S LEADING EDGE

Radiographers are at the heart of every medical team, working with leading-edge technology and physicians.

HELP THEM BREATHE EASIER

Premature infants to elderly pulmonary disease: people of all ages need respiratory therapists and the career outlook is strong.

YOUR EVIDENCE SAVES LIVES

Show a new mom her baby’s face for the first time. Save lives with your diagnostic evidence, using cutting-edge technology.

SEE THE CLEAR POTENTIAL

Demand for Opticians is strong as our population ages: fit patients for eyeglasses and contact lenses; do diagnostic testing; even operate your own practice.

Top ranked. Reasonably priced.

Your top-10 Aspen-ranked education costs less than most Florida university students pay. See for yourself.

Unsure which career is best?

Speak with an advisor who can help you establish and fulfill their educational and career goals.

Looking for non-degree options?

Broward College offers a variety of continuing education certificates.