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Top 5 Board Exams For Health Science Graduates

Health and nutrition are important aspects of every individual. But more often than not, these concerns are taken for granted. Thanks to technology, healthcare has never been more accessible to people. In the same way, the demand for professionals in the field has never been higher. Are you interested in pursuing a career in healthcare?

If you’re planning to take a health-related course or are already taking one, take a look at these top 5 board exams! According to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), these are the boards with the highest number of takers a.k.a. where most aspiring healthcare professionals are going! 

 

Top 5: Midwife Licensure Examination

What first comes to mind when you hear ‘midwives’? Most TV shows and movies often portray midwives as persons who assist mothers in painful labor… or you know, hand the precious newborn to his or her barely awake mother. (You know we’re right.)

While that’s true, registered midwives actually do a lot more than that! They are extensively trained in natal healthcare, which includes guiding mothers all throughout the pregnancy process to ensure a safe and healthy delivery. Think proper medication and medical lab tests before and after labor!

If you want a career in midwifery, take this course:

Midwifery in the boards:

Exam Date

No. of Passers Total No. of Examinees Passing Rate
November 2018

1,175

2,478

47.42%

April 2018

846

2,145

39.44%

November 2017

1,444

3,360

42.98%

April 2017

965

2,194

43.98%

November 2016

1,572

3,085

50.96%

April 2016

1,055

2,145

49.18%

Average Total

1,176

2,567

45.66%

 

Top 4: Pharmacist Licensure Examination

Which medicine do you take for a cough or cold? What if you have both conditions? When enough sleep and lots of water won’t cut it, proper medication is a must. That’s where registered pharmacists come in! 

Pharmacists are unsung heroes you can find in your local drug store. These professionals distribute prescriptions so you won’t have to endure a headache, toothache, or even heartache. (The medical implications of a heartache, that is.)

If you want a career in pharmacy, take this course:

Pharmacy in the boards:

Exam Date No. of Passers Total No. of Examinees

Passing Rate

August 2018

2,927

4,230

69.20%

March 2018

1,695

3,039

55.77%

August 2017

2,784

5,079

54.81%

March 2017

2,426

3,732

65.01%

June 2016

1,406

2,784

50.50%

January 2016

1,487

2,710

54.87%

Average Total

2,120

3,595

58.36%

 

Top 3: Radiologic Technologist Licensure Examination

CT scans. MRIs. X-rays. What do these things have in common? These might be random medical lab procedures to you, but for radiologic technologists, these tests can mean life or death for patients. And mind you, radiologic technologists are experts in these medical tests!

Registered radiologic technologists see more than what meets the eye (literally and figuratively) and use medical imaging to assess the health condition of their patients. Does this profession interest you? If yasss, this course might be a perfect fit. 

If you want a career in radiologic technology, take this course:

Radiologic technology in the boards:

Exam Date No. of Passers Total No. of Examinees Passing Rate
July 2018

2,056

4,356

47.20%

July 2017

1,945

4,195

46.36%

July 2016

1,639

3,833

42.68%

Average Total

1,880

4,128

45.41%

 

Top 2: Medical Technologist Licensure Examination

If you love working in labs and want to pursue a career in healthcare, then being a Medical Technologist will suit you best! Using state-of-the-art machines and equipment, you’ll be trained to perform laboratory tests that can help detect, diagnose, prevent and treat various diseases. Sounds fun and exciting!

With the continuous rise and innovation in technology, there’s a growing demand for medical technologists in the healthcare industry. Are you up for the challenge? 

If you want a career in medical technology, take this course:

Medical technology in the boards:

Exam Date

No. of Passers Total No. of Examinees

Passing Rate

September 2018

4,718

6,070

77.73%

March 2018

2,648

3,644

72.67%

August 2017

4,821

5,661

85.16%

February 2017

2,378

3,216

73.94%

August 2016

4,144

5,126

80.84%

March 2016

2,046

2,596

78.81%

Average Total

3,459

4,385

78.19%

 

Top 1: Nurse Licensure Examination

It’s no secret. Filipino nurses are in demand all over the world. And that’s just one of the many reasons why nursing takes the first spot in our list! If you have natural care and compassion for the sick (or even healthy) people, then you got the heart of a nurse!

Registered nurses are trained healthcare professionals who provide patients with medication and treatment. While the demands of being a nurse are high, we guarantee it’s no less than a noble profession to be in.

If you want a career in nursing, take this course:

Nursing in the boards:

Exam Date

No. of Passers

Total No. of Examinees

Passing Rate

November 2018

4,811

12,033

39.98%

June 2018

4,326

9,873

43.82%

November 2017

5,875

12,869

45.65%

June 2017

3,882

11,176

34.74%

November 2016

6,836

14,322

47.73%

June 2016

6,183

14,184

43.59%

Average Total

5,318

12,409

42.09%

 

Got your eyes on one of these health science courses? Take your interest to the next level by taking the right course in college, and soon, studying for the boards. The healthcare industry is fast-changing, and it needs more people like you. Let’s go!

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