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Alternative Medical Support Services

23 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
84 Master's Degrees Annually
#306 in Popularity
$85,600 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Alternative Medical Support Services Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many alternative medical support services graduations there were in 2017-2018 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Graduate Certificate 89
Master’s Degree 84
Associate’s Degree 25
Undergraduate Certificate 23
Bachelor’s Degree 23

What Can You Do With a Alternative Medical Support Services Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with alternative medical support:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners 13.3% $73,960

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Alternative Medical Support Services?

23 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
100% Percent Women
4% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 23 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in alternative medical support services in 2018, making it rank #306 in popularity.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of alternative medical support majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Alternative Medical Support Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 21
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

How Much Do Alternative Medical Support Services Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Alternative Medical Support majors often go into careers with median salaries of $85,600. This median refers to all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Online Alternative Medical Support Services Programs

In 2017-2018, 9 schools offered a alternative medical support program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 1 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 3 0
Associate’s Degree 3 1
Bachelor’s Degree 1 1
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 4 2
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Alternative Medical Support Services Worth It?

The median salary for a alternative medical support grad is $85,600 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 115% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $914,000 after 20 years!

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Major Number of Grads
Nursing 293,633
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 104,465
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 90,916
Health & Medical Administrative Services 87,058
Allied Health Professions 86,125
Public Health 34,089
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 28,068
Dental Support Services 27,155
Mental & Social Health Services 26,783
Health Sciences & Services 24,436
Communication Sciences 21,520
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 19,962
Medicine 19,418
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 19,295
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 15,451
Health/Medical Prep Programs 11,807
Other Health Professions 8,426
Dentistry 6,518
Osteopathic Medicine 6,392
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 6,056
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 3,875
Alternative Medicine & Systems 3,481
Veterinary Medicine 3,175
Chiropractic 2,503
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 1,714
Optometry 1,674
Medical Illustration & Informatics 1,608
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 1,089
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 804
Medical Science 738
Podiatry 543
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 535
Movement & Mind-Body Therapies 373
Energy & Biologically Based Therapies 73

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