Health Science

Health Science Careers

Nurse, Lab Tech, Dental Assistant, Physical Therapist, Doctor, Surgeon

Are you good at:

  • Working out math problems and science
  • Listening to people and their problems
  • Collaborating well with others
  • Managing stress and staying positive
  • Learning from your mistakes
  • Prioritizing your time

Then, Health Science may be the perfect career for you.

  • Best in Texas DFW has the most health science jobs in Texas
  • 2 to 4 years of training for most health science jobs
  • Fastest Growing opportunities over the next 10 years
  • Best in Texas DFW has the most health science jobs in Texas
  • 2 to 4 years of training for most health science jobs
  • Fastest Growing opportunities over the next 10 years

Interested in a career in healthcare? Then Texas is the place to be.

Texas is home to some of the largest hospitals and health systems in the country. With three of the nation’s largest cities – Houston, San Antonio and Dallas/Fort Worth – Texas boasts major healthcare systems like Baptist Health Systems, Baylor Scott & White Health, Christus Health, Cook Children’s, HCA, Memorial Hermann Health System and Texas Health Resources to name a few. Medical centers can be found not only in urban settings, but 27% are located in rural areas. Across the state, there are more than 630 hospitals, not to mention elder care facilities, freestanding ERs, imaging centers, physician offices, specialty clinics, surgical centers and urgent care facilities.

Career Choices in Health Science

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“TWU's kinesiology faculty instilled a desire in me to be an excellent physical educator.”
Nicole Arrington
Health Care Pioneers

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High-Demand Health Science Programs

Dallas College

Invasive Cardiovascular Technology

The Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program is a challenging, multifaceted program designed to produce well-trained, highly qualified medical professionals.

Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical laboratory technologists perform research that helps unravel the mysteries of the human body.

Health Science Additional Programs Include: Nursing, Cardiac Sonography, Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Occupational Therapy, Surgical Technologist, Veterinary Technology

Midwestern State University

Radiologic Sciences

Learn and train in the state-of-the-art Shimadzu School of Radiologic Sciences. For 50 years, our program has set the standard for radiologic science education.

Respiratory Care

With high exam pass rates and more than 125 years of accumulated experience from faculty and staff, our program prepares graduates for leadership in the field.

Health Science Additional Programs Include: Athletic Training, Dental Hygiene, Health Services Administration, Nursing

Texas A&M University – Texarkana


Prepare for a career that delivers safe, competent nursing care to individuals, families and the community whether at a hospital or in private practice.

Kinesiology & Sports Studies

Focus on human movement related to physical activity and sport through anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, biochemistry, and sociology.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Kinesiology & Sports Studies

Learn methodologies, gain practical internship experience and get a strong foundation in physiology, kinesiology and other major topics.

Nursing (BSN)

Integrate scientific knowledge from theory and research, high level skills, and concepts of leadership into the care of individuals, families, and groups.

Health Science Additional Programs Include: RN to BSN, Public Health, Sport & Recreation Management

Texas Woman’s University

Health Studies

Take charge of your own health and help individuals and communities do the same with a career as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).


Help people improve their overall health through fitness with courses in exercise testing and physiology, sports and fitness management, and sports nutrition.

Health Science Additional Programs Include: Nursing, Music Therapy, Communication Sciences, Dental Hygiene, Nutrition, and Culinary Science and Food Service Management

The University of North Texas at Dallas


Prepares students, whether working toward a Bachelor of Arts or Science, for careers in education or environmental management—among others—or to apply for medical or pharmacy school.

Public Health

Offers students an educational background in science, sociology and public policy, so they are ready to change lives by impacting and improving the health and well-being of communities.

University of Texas at Arlington


Provides the broad educational preparation necessary to make an efficient transition into the complex world of health care and move quickly into leadership positions.


Prepares students to make an impact on people's health across a variety of situations and life stages. Underlying the student's preparation is our culture of research that seeks to go beyond explaining “how” to understanding “why.”

Health Science Additional Programs Include: Public Health, Exercise Science

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