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4,843 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
944 Master's Degrees Annually
#79 in Popularity

Types of Degrees Other Health Professions Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other health professions graduations there were in 2017-2018 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 4,843
Associate’s Degree 1,103
Master’s Degree 944
Basic Certificate 805
Undergraduate Certificate 431
Graduate Certificate 193
Doctor’s Degree 107

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Other Health Professions?

4,843 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
77% Percent Women
29% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 4,843 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in other health professions in 2018, making it rank #79 in popularity. The major attracts more women than men. About 77% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of health professions majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Health Professions Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 319
Black or African American 570
Hispanic or Latino 341
White 3,230
International Students 86
Other Races/Ethnicities 297

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Health Professions. About 1.8% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • China
  • Canada
  • South Korea
  • India

Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary

According to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education, students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health professions have a median salary of $32,900 during the early years of their career. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $29,200 (25th percentile) and $39,000 (75th percentile).


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

Online Other Health Professions Programs

In the 2017-2018 academic year, 302 schools offered some type of other health professions 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 1
Certificate (1-2 years) 26 1
Certificate (2-4 Years) 1 0
Associate’s Degree 67 10
Bachelor’s Degree 32 7
Post-Baccalaureate 43 1
Master’s Degree 68 13
Post-Master’s 12 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 24 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 4 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1 1

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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
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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