Programs offer second chance at a different career

Jun Kyung Ko

Jun Kyung Ko, an aerospace engineer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is finishing a new program that prepares students for professional health science programs.


The health care and social assistance sectors are expected to grow at an annual rate of 2.6 percent, adding 5 million jobs between 2012 and 2022, the BLS reported.

“I think a lot of people are going into health professions because there’s security there,” said Jacqui Neal, director of Wright State University’s pre-health program that guides traditional students into health-oriented training and careers.

But Neal also helps older, less traditional students into health fields. Students like Jun-kyung Ko, 27, an Air Force first lieutenant and soon-to-be dentistry student.

The post-baccalaureate program helps those who already have a bachelor’s degree. It matches them with a series of courses needed to be eligible for the right professional or graduate school.

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