First year Biomedical Sciences students practice their CSI skills at a mock crime scene.
Job Demand in Biomedical Sciences
A degree in Biomedical Engineering is just one avenue to consider for CKTC Biomedical Sciences students. Not a bad idea considering the BLS projects demand in the field to increase 23%. This is more than quadruple the national average.
It is the third fastest-growing career in the country, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
And it’s just one of many careers to consider in the Biomedical Sciences area. Accordingly, CKTC has geared its program to prepare students for the rigor they will encounter in college. In particular, the program gives students a boost when entering their college-level math and sciences classes. What’s more, they also explore the many career options in a diverse and growing field.
Instructor Sherry Jackson, who has devoted her career to passing along her love for the sciences, believes the program’s hands-on training, combined with the advanced curriculum gives her students an added edge when they enter college.
“Our students are doing college-level labs and laboratory procedures practiced in the biomedical science fields,” said Sherry Jackson, instructor. “It is fun to hear from former students who share they have already done here at CKTC most of what they are now doing in their college biology labs. I just love that we are having the kind of impact that better prepares students not only for their college classes but also for a career in the biomedical field.”
CKTC is now accepting applications for the semester starting August 2107. The program is only available to high school juniors and seniors.
Mock Crime Scene
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