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D'Youville College: Health Care Is Where The Jobs Are


August 18, 2008

As the largest industry in 2006, health care provided 14 million jobs and 7 of the 20 fastest growing occupations are health related, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It's safe to say those figures apply to today's job market.In addition, the Bureau reports health care will generate 3 million new jobs from now to 2016, more than any other industry. More that one million new and replacement nurses will be needed by then with registered nurses comprising one of the largest segments of the U. S. workforce as a whole.Always at the forefront of health care education is D'Youville College in Buffalo where they have been providing education in this vital field since the 1940s. Their excellent reputation locally and nationally attracts students from all over.Beginning with a well regarded nursing program the college has added a myriad of new majors in this hot field and today has an international reputation for quality education and for providing well educated professions nationwide.Today D'Youville offers not only offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Nursing but also Physical and Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Dietetics, Chiropractic, and Health Care Administration as well as a doctoral program in Health Policy and Health Education.A relatively new program initiated at the college, Exercise and Sports Studies, (ESS) prepares students for a wide array of career options that are sports connected such as athletic administration, fitness training, sport research and sociology, sport medicine and management.With a degree in ESS a D'Youville student can go directly into the Physical Therapy doctoral program at the college if desired.Graduate programs in a number of the above areas such as Occupational and Physical Therapy, Nursing, and Chiropractic can be taken separately or combined with the undergraduate portion of a student's education.The doctoral degree program in health policy and health education emphasizes applied research and flexibility as candidates focus on the changing context of healthcare and innovations in the education of healthcare professionalsTo make it convenient for working practitioners, courses in this program are offered during the evening and weekends in the fall, spring, and summer semester.D'Youville also offers pre-dental, pre-med, pre-veterinarian and pre-pharmacy programs.Their direct entry program that allows students entry to their selected programs in their freshman year, classes with a 14 to 1 teacher student ration, and small intimate and friendly campus make D'Youville a popular choice. The undergraduate admissions "Instant Scholarship" program makes tuition very affordable and certain programs allow the student to earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree.Salaries in health care are very attractive. The median annual earning of registered nurses is in the $61,000 range, physical therapists: $61,000, physician assistants: $80,000, occupational therapists: $60,000, dietitians: $45,000, chiropractors: $70,000. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)Health Care is not only a field that allows you to have a direct positive impact on an individual's life but also a career that provides an excellent income.
Source: D'Youville College, New York
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