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3,832 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
294 Master's Degrees Annually
#90 in Popularity

Types of Degrees Health/Medical Prep Programs Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many health/medical prep programs graduations there were in 2017-2018 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 4,113
Bachelor’s Degree 3,833
Basic Certificate 1,861
Graduate Certificate 894
Undergraduate Certificate 812
Master’s Degree 294

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Health/Medical Prep Programs?

3,833 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
70% Percent Women
30% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 3,832 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health/medical prep programs in 2018, making it rank #90 in popularity. The major attracts more women than men. About 70% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Medical Prep Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 352
Black or African American 270
Hispanic or Latino 400
White 2,544
International Students 55
Other Races/Ethnicities 212

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Medical Prep. About 1.4% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • South Korea
  • Canada
  • Saudi Arabia
  • China
  • Nigeria

Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary

The median starting salary of students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a bachelor’s degree in medical prep was $28,950 per year. These stats come from the U.S. Department of Education. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $26,075 (25th percentile) and $32,900 (75th percentile).


We don’t know for sure if all of these people took jobs related to medical prep so take that into consideration.

Online Health/Medical Prep Programs Programs

In the 2017-2018 academic year, 430 schools offered some type of health/medical prep programs program. 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) 43 3
Certificate (1-2 years) 51 3
Certificate (2-4 Years) 6 0
Associate’s Degree 289 33
Bachelor’s Degree 51 2
Post-Baccalaureate 43 3
Master’s Degree 16 1
Post-Master’s 3 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to medical prep.

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
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
Alternative Medical Support Services 244
Energy & Biologically Based Therapies 73


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