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Holistic Health

211 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
11 Master's Degrees Annually
#60 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 2020-2021 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 211
Basic Certificate 174
Undergraduate Certificate 63
Associate Degree 48
Graduate Certificate 14
Master’s Degree 11

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?

211 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
79% Percent Women
38% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 79% 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 3
Black or African American 36
Hispanic or Latino 26
White 123
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 23

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 2020-2021 academic year, 23 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) 8 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 6 0
Bachelor’s Degree 3 1
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 2 2
Post-Master’s 1 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 1,930
General Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems 410
Naturopathic Medicine/Naturopathy 329
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbology 152
Ayurvedic Medicine/Ayurveda 138
Other Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems 84


*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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