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Anatomy

Students in laboratory lecture

Explore the human body, inside and out

Anatomy is a supportive subject to programs of study such as nursing, public health, kinesiology, nutrition and dietetics, and natural sciences, to name a few. Anyone looking to go into a medical profession will need a strong understanding of human anatomy in order to progress to how the body works (physiology) when it’s healthy, and how to notice when it isn’t.

While LASC doesn’t offer a degree or certificate in Anatomy at this time, we do have Anatomy courses that will give you foundational knowledge about the human body and its makeup. Studying anatomy allows you to establish what a human body consists of so you can then explore how those elements of the body work.

Careers using Anatomy 

Having a sound understanding of anatomy can lead to professions namely in the medical field, though many human anatomists also choose to teach in colleges and universities.

Here are just a few careers and their salaries you could have with a background in anatomy while pursuing a science or teaching program of study:

Career information below taken from bls.gov November 2019. Go to bls.gov for most current career information.

Radiologic technologists perform diagnostic imaging examinations on patients. MRI technologists operate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to create diagnostic images.

National data

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Associate Degree $61,240/year $29.44/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 9% increase
(faster than average)
250,000

 

Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and technical subjects beyond the high school level.

Data for all Postsecondary Teachers nationally

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Master’s or Professional Degree
$78,470/year
N/A
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 11% increase
(much faster than average)

1,350,700

Physician assistants practice medicine on teams with physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare workers.

National data

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Master’s Degree $108,610/year $52.22/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 31% increase
(much faster than average)
118,800

Courses offered in Anatomy at LASC 

LASC offers many degrees that incorporate our Anatomy course, which include Kinesiology, Liberal Arts degree in Natural Science, Nursing, Nutrition & Dietetics, and Public Health. Taking our anatomy course can also help you meet general, IGETC and CSU-GE requirements. Go to LASC’s current Course Catalog for specific course information:

ANATOMY 

1 Introduction to Human Anatomy (4) UC:CSU 

IGETC Area 5B; 5C 
CSUGE Area B2, B3 
Prerequisite: Biology 3 or Biology 5 
Lecture: 3 hours; Lab: 3 hours 

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to identify and describe the major structural characteristics of the cells, tissues, and organs comprising the following systems of the human body: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems. Using anatomical terminology, the student will also be able to describe the major locations of the major tissues and organs of these systems. 

Note: This course, when taken with Physiology 1, is equivalent to Biology 20.