Health Sciences & Medical Services

Welcome to the Health Sciences & Medical Services interest community!

Members of this community are interested in careers that combine their love of science, well-being and health/medical services with their desire to help people. People who pursue careers in health science and medical services take knowledge from science and other related sources and apply them to research and clinical practices to maintain and improve the health of living beings. Others pursue careers in health/medical administration and finance to provide administrative support and improve front office procedures and patient interactions, and/or medical business office revenue cycles in order to expedite services for patients.

Examples of career pathways include (but are not limited to): nursing, diagnostic services, therapeutic services, support services, health informatics, and biotechnology research and development. Professionals work in hospitals, medical and dental offices and laboratories, nursing homes, government and private research centers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, community and public agencies, and large health care organizations.

Cal State LA offers numerous degree, post-baccalaureate and non-credit programs that can lead to a career in health sciences and/or medical services. These include:

The Health Sciences & Medical Services Community acts as a helpful guide and encourages lifelong learning. Become involved in this Community by submitting a guest blog, job, employer profile, event, class, or resource to be featured, or explore new content pulled in weekly to learn more about your career options.

More Women, Now!

By Zane Hill
Los Angeles Business Journal


In the 1990s, Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire noticed something that bothered her.

As she worked at her downtown-based executive recruiting firm, Berkhemer Clayton Retained Executive Search, she realized just how few women served on …

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These are the red flags of a bad boss.

You probably know as soon as you experience it. Watch out for these 17 bad management traits.

U.S. News & World Report

These are the red flags of a bad boss.

Employees are now more aware of toxic work environments …

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How Colleges are Preparing Students for Jobs that don’t Exist Yet

That might seem like a high number to reach in only 12 years. But think about the now-mainstream careers that did not exist just a handful of years ago: drone operator, social media manager, app developer and cloud computing engineer, …

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Top 5 Specialties That Will Propel Your Nursing Career

Healthcare is evolving rapidly as medical advances lead to longer lifespans and increased disease management for those previously seen as incurable. Every day there are new and promising treatment options being tested and rolled out, giving hope to those who …

By HospitalRecruiting
HospitalRecruiting is an online healthcare job board for physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, and allied health professionals. Visit our site to view current medical practice and employment opportunities or navigate to our Healthcare Career Resources Blog for more great articles like this one!
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What employers really want to see on a recent college graduate resume

If there’s anything that dampens the excitement of graduation, it’s applying for your first job. You already have an excellent education and various skills, but how do you translate them into a professional resume and that critical first job?

When …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Career Resources


This resource is available to PaGE and DTLA degree, Paralegal Studies and Project Management students.

Résumés & Cover Letters

What is the purpose of a resume?

Many job seekers assume that the purpose of a resume is to provide …

Career Exploration : Self-Assessment

Focus 2 Career – provides valid and reliable assessments including Work Interests-Holland Code, Personality, Values, Skills, Leisure Interests and Career Planning …

Building Your Professional Development Plan

Think of your career/professional development plan as a way to cultivate your professional brand. Meaning, an intentional plan to grow …

Informational Interviews

Networking for career exploration is one of the best ways to begin exploring career paths. Having a conversation with a …

Job FutureCaster

Job FutureCaster allows you to select jobs that are of interest to you and see what the future prospects for …

Featured Classes

Medical Billing and Coding Program in Downtown LA

Offered at Cal State LA Downtown, the Medical Billing and Coding Program is an 80-hour billing and coding course that…

Certificate Program in Leadership in Downtown LA

Offered at Cal State LA Downtown, the non-credit Certificate Program in Leadership develops leaders at all stages of career growth…

Health Revenue Cycle Administration Certificate in Downtown LA

Offered online and in collaboration with Cedars-Sinai and Healthcare Business Insights (HBI), the certificate program in Healthcare Revenue Cycle Administration…

Pharmacy Technician Program in Downtown LA

Offered at Cal State LA Downtown, the Pharmacy Technician Program is a comprehensive 10-week course that will prepare students to…

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in Downtown LA

The B.A. program in psychology in Downtown Los Angeles allows students to complete their degree in a flexible way. Psychology…

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing Program (ABSN) is designed for non-RN students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a…

ADN-BSN Collaborative Program

The ADN-BSN Collaborative Program is a collaborative, dual-enrollment program between 13 local community college partners and Cal State LA that…

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nutritional Science

Proper nutrition is widely recognized as critical in achieving optimal health and necessary to prevent the most common chronic diseases.…