UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on March 30, 2012
With a tough economy, students have to make sure they graduate in a field where jobs will be available for them after graduation. Several health care jobs where degrees are offered in the UAB School of Health Professions are expecting to see an increase in the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. To learn more about a rewarding career available at SHP, attend the annual Open House on April 27, 2012 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Learning Resource Center in room 102.
SHP offers more than 20 innovative programs at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degree levels within five departments including Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, Health Services Administration, Nutrition Sciences, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. Faculty members and students from each program will be on hand to answer your questions, give tours and demonstrate techniques students will learn in the program.
With an aging population and health care reform, health care workers will be in demand for the next decade. Diagnostic –related technologists such as Nuclear Medicine Technologists, Cytologists and Clinical Laboratory Scientists will see the highest increase at 37 percent or nearly 26,700 jobs added. Medical records and health information technicians are expected to see more than a 30 percent increase or nearly 13,000 new jobs because of the government’s push for electronic records. Other fields expecting to see job boosts include physician assistants, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists and physical therapists.
Register today learn more about an exciting career in the health care industry. Simply fill out the form and click submit. For non-UAB students, please RSVP by April 9. UAB students still need to RSVP. Got a question? Call (205) 934-4185.