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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/integrative health graduations there were in 2019-2020 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 195
Basic Certificate 167
Undergraduate Certificate 56
Associate Degree 48
Master’s Degree 18
Graduate Certificate 16

What Can You Do With a Holistic Health Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with holistic health:

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?

195 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
78% Percent Women
45% 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:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 36
Hispanic or Latino 26
White 102
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 26

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.

Median Salary for a Holistic Health Major  85,600
Median Salary for a High School Graduate  ( 30000 to 57900 )
Median Salary for a Bachelor's Degree Holder  ( 45600 to 99000 )
Median Salary for an Advanced Degree Holder  ( 55600 to 125400 )

Online Holistic Health Programs

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 17 schools offered some type of holistic/integrative 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) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 5 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 5 0
Bachelor’s Degree 4 2
Post-Baccalaureate 0 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!


You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to holistic health.

Major Number of Grads
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 1,742
General Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems 412
Naturopathic Medicine/Naturopathy 322
Ayurvedic Medicine/Ayurveda 133
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbology 126
Other Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems 73


*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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