Careers in Exercise Science


What is Biometric Screening? Job Responsibilities
Education and Other Qualifications Salary Information
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What is Biometric Screening?  Many of the health related costs that come with large corporations stem from preventable health problems that go undetected among their staff. Early detection and treatment of conditions such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, tobacco use, physical inactivity and metabolic syndrome can save a company millions of dollars each year. For this reason,  biometric screening, which assesses these health risk variables among company staff, can be one of the best investments in employee health and health cost savings.

*A 2010 study in the journal Health Affairs showed that every dollar spent on wellness programs reduced corporate medical costs by $3.27 and cut absenteeism costs by $2.73.

A survey by the National Business Group on Health found that 61% of firms found wellness initiatives to be one of the three most effective tools to keep down healthcare costs

Variables screened may include:

- Blood lipid profiles        - Fasting blood glucose, HbA1-C        - Blood pressure        - Inflammatory blood markers     

 - Prostate, Skin cancer    -  Physical fitness, activity profiles        - Body composition (% fat, Bone density)        - Lung Function            Biometrics3

Job Responsibilities

These jobs involve testing large numbers of individuals at a time. You need a variety of practical laboratory testing skills, good personal communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Skills: Blood pressure assessment, submaximal and field-based aerobic testing, a variety of body composition techniques, finger puncture blood draw (phlebotomy helpful!), using blood analysis equipment, Health History assessment and intake,

Education and Other Qualifications

Typically, B.S or Masters degree in: Wellness, Exercise Science, Public Health, EMT, Nutrition

Other possible credentials: CPR certified, First Aid, Certified by ACSM (HFS), Registered Dietitian, RN (nurse)

Experience: An internship in Biometric Screening is essential so that you have the repeated exposure to high volume testing as well as working with the client and the employers.

Salary Information
Salary will vary depending on the size of the company as well as the location.


Examples of Employers

Total Wellness Biometrics ARC Point Labs Grand Rapids OnSite Wellness Grand Rapids