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Allied Health Professions Schools in Pennsylvania

3,300 students earned Allied Health degrees in Pennsylvania in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Allied Health Professions is the 11th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Allied Health Professions Majors in Pennsylvania

Allied Health majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,215
Associate’s Degree 926
Bachelor’s Degree 844
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 213
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 213
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 76
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 16
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 16
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 16
Post-Master’s Certificate 10
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 10

Gender Distribution

In Pennsylvania, a allied health major is more popular with women than with men.

Allied Health Professions Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of allied health majors in Pennsylvania is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.7%
  • Black or African American: 4.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.9%
  • White: 77.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.4%
  • Other Races: 9.5%
Allied Health Professions Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Allied Health Professions Grads in Pennsylvania

There are 69,520 people in the state and 1,414,230 people in the nation working in allied health jobs.

Allied Health Professions Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Allied Health Professions Jobs in Pennsylvania

In this state, allied health grads earn an average of $55,520. Nationwide, they make an average of $61,540.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 87 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer allied health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

268 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,786 Total Students

An average student at Thomas Jefferson University will pay a net price of $25,743. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.30%. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

161 Degrees in Major Awarded
16,086 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,300 a year. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 21% are considered full time. A typical student attending CCAC will pay a net price of $9,292.

122 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,800 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 80% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $49,900 a year.

#4

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh
110 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
9,274 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.80%. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.

#5

Arcadia University

Glenside
96 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
3,662 Total Students

11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This private institution charges an average net price of $24,659. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

93 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
2,611 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. This private school has an average net price of $27,221. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.20%.

81 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
4,291 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. An average student at Gannon will pay a net price of $21,526. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it.

79 Degrees in Major Awarded
18,081 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 17%. In their early career, HACC grads earn an average salary of $28,800. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

#9

DeSales University

Center Valley
77 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
3,438 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.14 years. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 37% are considered full time.

77 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
5,322 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,300 after earning their degree at this institution. 61% of the teachers are full time.

Allied Health Professions Careers in PA

Some of the careers allied health majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Physician Assistants 31% $97,720
Respiratory Therapists 25% $56,550
Health Specialties Professors 23% $79,920
Athletic Trainers 19% $44,930
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 17% $65,180
Health Technologists and Technicians 17% $38,710
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 13% $31,020
Surgical Technologists 11% $44,000
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 9% $50,780
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 8% $65,120
Radiation Therapists 8% $80,240
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 8% $70,350
Hearing Aid Specialists 8% $52,420
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 6% $46,410
Respiratory Therapy Technicians -16% $47,380

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to allied health.

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Nursing 12,702
Rehabilitation Professions 2,946
Health/Medical Admin Services 2,583
Allied Health Services 2,392
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 2,029
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 1,510
Public Health 1,354
Communication Sciences 1,228

View all majors related to Allied Health Professions

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