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Basic Certificate in Allied Health Professions

22,739 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.3% of allied health graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Allied Health Majors

In 2018-2019, 22,739 earned their basic certificate in allied health. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in allied health at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 28,069
Basic Certificate 22,739
Undergraduate Certificate 13,537
Bachelor’s Degree 11,092
Master’s Degree 10,882
Doctor’s Degree 295
Graduate Certificate 83

Earnings of Allied Health Majors With Basic Certificate

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for allied health majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for allied health students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificate in allied health. About 53.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 12,214
Women 10,525
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificate in Allied Health

The racial-ethnic distribution of allied health basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 597
Black or African American 1,688
Hispanic or Latino 4,246
White 14,381
International Students 77
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,750
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Allied Health Basic Certificate Students

Below are some popular majors that are similar to allied health that offer basic certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 46,750
Allied Health Services 20,455
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,402
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 9,861
Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 7,071


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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