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Is there any career you can do with solely a health sci degree? I do plan on continuing school after undergrad as of now, but I also don't want to put myself into a position where I absolutely have no other choice if I do feel done w school after. My other option is nutrition, but there are health science programs avaliable at more schools, and the courses seem more interesting to me...
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Try looking into positions in health services administration, education, and program delivery such as in public health, occupational health and safety, environmental or food health inspection, physical or addiction rehabilitation, and with non-profit health associations (e.g. Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Foundation, Cancer Society of Canada etc.) to name a few. You may even find opportunities at private companies that offer health and wellness programs for their employees or within municipal parks & recreation organizations.
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How is the pay grade for these kinds of positions?
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I have no idea. You would have to do more research. Here's a few areas you might look into:

https://ca.indeed.com/jobs?q=health+science+administration&l=Canada
https://ca.indeed.com/jobs?q=health+sciences+program+director&l=Canada
https://ca.indeed.com/jobs?q=health+and+wellness&l=Canada
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No, there is nothing beyond the entry-level that you can do with that degree. There's a reason medical professionals all have advanced degrees. Do you really think they'd let someone with a bachelor's degree operate on a patient that is one foot in the grave?
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Working in the health field and being a surgeon are two vastly different things lol. Not comparable, but go off!
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Huge waste of time and money to stop with health sciences after your undergrad. The opportunities are extremely limited and any "relevant" jobs you get will pay anywhere from 25-45k on average. Many of the positions Ann listed above are not only competitive to get into (i.e. non-profit roles), but don't provide a stable living (still have to pay the bills and put a roof over your ahead) and require advanced education. You're competing with people who have masters/ teaching degrees for jobs in health administration and education.

Food and nutrition sciences and public health and safety are good fields. Do a degree in nutrition over a health science degree as the former is much more employable in the job market. Health science is useless without further education. I'm a Mac life sci graduate and the same applies for most other science degrees.
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I would say start with biomedical eng. But oh boy is it hard to raise that average to a 4.0 in any engineering program.
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