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If you're one of the many students interested in pursuing a Biomedical Science MS or PhD, chances are you're probably also considering other fields that will complement this degree. It goes without saying that having multiple degrees is better than having one, and many times the knowledge gained can be put to use in unison when advancing your career later on. After all, it helps to approach your education with an end goal in mind, whether that be a particular occupation or a very specific role in a company. With that said, here are several degrees that can help you become more hirable in the healthcare and biomedical industries:

1. Master of Business Administration

Given that your place of work will be a business of some sort, and as usual there will be managerial staff at the top running the company and earning the highest wages, it makes sense to earn an MBA to help improve your chances of being hired in management level positions at whatever clinic, laboratory, hospital, research facility, office or other organization you apply at. A number of schools that offer online MBA programs (i.e. - Northeastern University) also offer dual degree programs that will let you earn an MBA and a Master of Science in Finance during the same 2-year period.

2. Master of Communications and/or Master in Writing

As a worker in the biomedical industry you're going to need exceptional writing skills not only to impress prospective employees with your résumé and application, but also to publish research papers and manuscripts that will further the collective knowledge of the biomed community. There's a good chance that an essential part of your job description will be writing reports or communicating with co-workers. Regardless, of what you wind up doing with your degree, being a better communicator and writer are transferable skills that will help you earn a higher salary.

3. Master of Science in Clinical Research

If you plan on using your biomedical science degree to become a researcher it may help to delve deeper into the important topic of clinical research. Of course, with a PhD in biomedical science you'll already have a firm understanding of clinical research, but earning a degree in that field will show that you specialize in research and reporting, thus making you an ideal candidate for research labs of all kinds. Most students studying for a degree in biomedical science would like to one day participate in the publication of a peer-reviewed report or study, so being knowledge in all the processes associated with clinical research will be helpful if that is one of your aspirations.

You Can Use a Degree in Biomedical Science for Many Jobs
Biomedical science majors go on to study various other areas related to healthcare, nutrition, zoology, chemistry, biology, forensic science, counseling, exercise physiology, environmental management, and neuroscience, and a range of other specialties. Ultimately, this means you could wind up enjoying a career as a physician, botanist, biophysicist, animal biochemist, forensic scientist, exercise therapist, optometrist, psychologist, and a wide range of other occupations related to biomedical science, so be creative and have ambition when drawing up a career path.

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