According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 75% of all jobs require training beyond high school.
How are you going to get there? What are your options?
Are you compassionate? Do you have critical thinking skills? Do you communicate well? Can you problem-solve? If you answered yes to these questions, the Pitt-Titusville Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Degree program is for you!
Why does this degree/program matter?
Pitt-Titusville offers the prerequisite courses for both of these fields. Although there is not a specific preparatory course of study (admission requirements vary depending on the graduate school you plan to attend), required general education requirements for medical/dental school can be earned while taking classes toward a degree in your undergraduate major.
What societal need does it fill?
Like the rest of the world, the US is an aging society. Between 2000 and 2050, the number of older people is projected to increase by 135%. Moreover, the population aged 85 and over, which is the group most likely to need health and long-term care services, is projected to increase by 350%.
These demands require an educated, highly trained, competent workforce across all settings where people receive care—the hospital, a physician’s office or clinic, a nursing home, assisted living (or other residential care setting), and private homes and apartments.
Is there a demand in this field of study? Explain.
Yes!!! The growing health care sector offers career paths that lead to generous compensation and a secure future. Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations will add more jobs than any other group of occupations. This growth is expected due to an aging population and because federal health insurance reform should increase the number of individuals who have access to health insurance.