Other Health Professions Major
Other health professions is a major that typically falls into the Health Professions category.
There are 67 programs available throughout the country that offer an associate’s degree in health professions, 124 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 68 that offer a master’s degree. There are also at least 29 schools in the nation where you can get your doctorate degree in the field.
Who Is Getting a Health Professions Degree?
Other health professions runs middle of the road when it comes to popularity, ranking #79 out of all the majors we track. In 2017, about 4,800 graduates completed their bachelor’s degree in this major. This major is dominated by women with about 76.6% of recent graduates being female.
At the countrywide level, the racial distribution of health professions majors is as follows:
- Asian: 6.6%
- Black or African American: 11.8%
- Hispanic or Latino: 7%
- White: 66.7%
- Non-Resident Alien: 1.8%
- Other Races: 6.1%
Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in health professions. About 1.8% of those graduating in 2017 were international students. The most popular countries sending health professions majors to the U.S. are Saudi Arabia, China and Canada.
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Online Other Health Professions Programs
There are 124 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in other health professions, with 15 of them offering at least some courses online.
Online learners must listen or watch video lectures, participate in group chats or forums, submit papers and assignments electronically, take tests, and meet deadlines.
Many learners are drawn to online programs due to the ease of use and flexibility. Students should be warned that those who enroll in online programs can take longer to graduate than average and are more likely to drop out.
- Health Sciences & Services
- Communication Sciences
- Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences
- Dental Support Services
- Health/Medical Admin Services
- Allied Health Services
- Allied Health Professions
- Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science
- Health/Medical Prep Programs
- Medical Science
- Mental & Social Health Services
- Optometric Support Services
- Osteopathic Medicine
- Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Public Health
- Rehabilitation Professions
- Veterinary Medicine
- Veterinary Clinical Services
- Health Aids & Attendants
- Medical Illustration & Informatics
- Dietetics & Nutrition Services
- Bioethics/Medical Ethics
- Alternative Medicine & Systems
- Alternative Medical Support Services
- Bodywork & Therapeutic Services
- Movement & Mind-Body Therapies
- Energy & Bio-Based Therapies
- Nursing & Nursing Assistants
- Other Health Professions
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