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Associate’s Degrees in Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies

36 Yearly Graduations
$21,150 Median Salary
$12,806 Median Debt
There are 8 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in health aids. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 8% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Education Levels of Health Aids Majors

In 2018-2019, 36 associate's degrees were awarded to health aids majors. This earns it the #21 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in health aids at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 3,045
Undergraduate Certificate 170
Associate’s Degree 36

Earnings of Health Aids Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in health aids is $21,150. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $19,725 and the high is $22,575.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in health aids is $12,806. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $14,460 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $11,153.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $133.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in health aids. About 83.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 6
Women 30
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Health Aids

The racial-ethnic distribution of health aids associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 33
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Health Aids Associate's Degree Students

There are 8 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in health aids. Learn more about the most popular 8 below:

27 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for health aids students seekingan associate's degree is Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. Each year, around 1,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 associate's degrees were handed out to health aids majors at Southern. Of these students, 78% were women and 4% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Ivy Tech Community College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in health aids. The health aids program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 5 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#3

Highline College

Des Moines, Washington
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 3rd most popular school in the country for health aids majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Highline College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their associate's degree in health aids from Highline. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Allen County Community College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in health aids. The health aids program at Allen County Community College awarded 2 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

Health Aids Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Health Aide 34
Home Health Aide 2

Below are some popular majors that are similar to health aids that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 83,213
Allied Health Services 28,714
Allied Health Professions 28,069
Health/Medical Admin Services 17,600
Dental Support Services 7,349

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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