Definitely! An advanced degree in biomedical or health sciences opens up a plethora of career options. And, while training to become scientists, care providers, educators, administrators, innovators, entrepreneurs, or policy advisors, graduate students play a critical role in driving research and discovery, ultimately leading to major breakthroughs and improvements to current standards-of-care.
In terms of cost, graduate education is far less compared to professional programs and in many cases, students acquire little to no debt. Graduate Research Assistants at OUHSC receive an annual stipend plus health insurance and a tuition waiver.