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Holistic Health

180 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
28 Master's Degrees Annually
#66 in Popularity
$85,600 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Holistic Health Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many holistic health graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 180
Basic Certificate 68
Undergraduate Certificate 45
Associate’s Degree 34
Master’s Degree 28
Graduate Certificate 14

What Can You Do With a Holistic Health Major?

People with a holistic health degree often go into the following careers:

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

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Holistic Health?

180 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
78% Percent Women
37% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 78% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Holistic Health Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 31
Hispanic or Latino 21
White 109
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 18

How Much Do Holistic Health Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

The median salary for someone in a career related to holistic health is $85,600. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

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 Holistic Health Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 schools offered some type of holistic health 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) 6 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 7 1
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 5 0
Bachelor’s Degree 4 3
Post-Baccalaureate 6 0
Master’s Degree 3 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 Holistic Health Worth It?

The median salary for a holistic health 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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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to holistic health.

Major Number of Grads
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 2,067
General Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems 413
Naturopathic Medicine/Naturopathy 390
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbology 169
Ayurvedic Medicine/Ayurveda 98
Other Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems 70
Homeopathic Medicine/Homeopathy 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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