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Health Sciences & Services Schools in California

In 2018-2019, 3,841 students earned their Health Science degrees in CA.

As a degree choice, Health Sciences & Services is the 38th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Health Sciences & Services Majors in California

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,716
Associate’s Degree 632
Master’s Degree 242
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 228
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 14
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 14
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 14
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 7
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 7
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

In California, a health science major is more popular with women than with men.

Health Sciences & Services Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of health science majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 22.7%
  • Black or African American: 5.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 36.2%
  • White: 21.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.0%
  • Other Races: 11.8%
Health Sciences & Services Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Health Sciences & Services Grads in California

There are 13,990 people in the state and 114,910 people in the nation working in health science jobs.

Health Sciences & Services Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Health Sciences & Services Jobs in California

In this state, health science grads earn an average of $49,260. Nationwide, they make an average of $43,480.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 67 colleges in California that offer health science degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

501 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
40,280 Total Students

The average student takes 4.93 years to complete their degree at Cal State Fullerton. Graduates earn an average $35,100 after graduation. Of all the students who attend this school, 82% get financial aid.

364 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
15,628 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.94 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 83% of students receive it. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $11,435.

266 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
37,466 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $8,982. The 2.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. The average student takes 5.03 years to complete their degree at CSULB.

#4

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo
252 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,421 Total Students

26 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, Saddleback College grads earn an average salary of $28,300. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $5,909.

213 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
6,861 Total Students

In their early career, TUI grads earn an average salary of $49,300. 10% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.21 years.

184 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
25,137 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.98 years. The student to faculty ratio is 23 to 1. The student loan default rate of 5.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

179 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
16,732 Total Students

The 5.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 25 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 40% are considered full time.

174 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
31,902 Total Students

48% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 5.14 years. 26 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

165 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
7,488 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 54%. The average student takes 4.68 years to complete their degree at CSUCI. The student loan default rate of 3.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

151 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
20,238 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,209. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 30 to 1. 48% of the teachers are full time.

Health Sciences & Services Careers in CA

Some of the careers health science majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Community Health Workers 13% $45,270

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

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Nursing 17,690
Allied Health Services 14,969
Allied Health Professions 9,548
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 7,457
Health/Medical Admin Services 6,979
Public Health 4,119
Dental Support Services 3,843
Mental & Social Health Services 3,164

View all majors related to Health Sciences & Services

View Nationwide Health Sciences & Services Report

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