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3,045 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 110 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in health aids. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 50% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.2% of health aids graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Health Aids Majors

In 2018-2019, 3,045 basic certificates were awarded to health aids majors. This earns it the #9 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate 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 Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for health aids majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for health aids majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in health aids. About 90.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 299
Women 2,746
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Health Aids

The racial-ethnic distribution of health aids basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 59
Black or African American 597
Hispanic or Latino 680
White 1,278
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 424
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Health Aids Basic Certificate Students

There are 110 colleges that offer a basic certificate in health aids. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

334 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Louisiana Technical Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for health aids majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Each year, around 2,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The health aids program at Central Louisiana Technical Community College awarded 334 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 94% of this group were women, and 49% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

234 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wichita Area Technical College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in health aids. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 234 basic certificates were handed out to health aids majors at Wichita Area Technical College. Of these students, 90% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

225 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for health aids majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Louisiana Delta Community College. The health aids program at Louisiana Delta Community College awarded 225 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

223 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Washburn Institute of Technology is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in health aids. Roughly 1,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 223 people received their basic certificate in health aids from Washburn Tech. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#5

Medical Institute of Palm Beach

Greenacres, Florida
126 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Medical Institute of Palm Beach comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in health aids. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The health aids program at Medical Institute of Palm Beach awarded 126 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 90% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 87% were women.

#6

Tulsa Technology Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma
116 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for health aids majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Tulsa Technology Center. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. The health aids program at Tulsa Technology Center awarded 116 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 78% of this group were women, and 61% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

90 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northshore Technical Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in health aids. Each year, around 4,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The health aids program at Northshore Technical Community College awarded 90 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 98% of this group were women, and 66% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
88 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in health aids. Each year, around 72,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 88 people received their basic certificate in health aids from Ivy Tech Community College. About 93% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Davis Technical College

Kaysville, Utah
82 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for health aids majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Davis Technical College. Each year, around 3,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 82 people received their basic certificate in health aids from Davis Tech. About 65% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, Michigan
70 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for health aids majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Washtenaw Community College. Roughly 11,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 70 people received their basic certificate in health aids from Washtenaw Community College. About 89% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Salina Area Technical College

Salina, Kansas
66 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Salina Area Technical College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in health aids. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 66 people received their basic certificate in health aids from Salina Tech. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

64 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Neosho County Community College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in health aids. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 64 basic certificates were handed out to health aids majors at Neosho County Community College. Of these students, 89% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Escondido Adult School

Escondido, California
63 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for health aids majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Escondido Adult School. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The health aids program at Escondido Adult School awarded 63 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 81% of this group were women, and 83% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Metro Technology Centers

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
57 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Metro Technology Centers comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in health aids. Each year, around 1,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 basic certificates were handed out to health aids majors at Metro Technology Centers. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.

#15

Abcott Institute

Southfield, Michigan
50 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Abcott Institute comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in health aids. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 basic certificates were handed out to health aids majors at Abcott Institute. Of these students, 80% were women and 86% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Mid-America Technology Center

Wayne, Oklahoma
48 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mid-America Technology Center comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in health aids. Roughly 900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 basic certificates were handed out to health aids majors at Mid-America Technology Center. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

48 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in health aids. The health aids program at Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College awarded 48 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 58% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

45 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Allen County Community College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in health aids. Each year, around 2,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 basic certificates were handed out to health aids majors at Allen Community College. Of these students, 87% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
43 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central New Mexico Community College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in health aids. Roughly 23,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 people received their basic certificate in health aids from CNM. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 95% were women.

41 Yearly Graduations
98% Women

The 20th most popular school in the country for health aids majors who are seeking their basic certificate is New Professions Technical Institute. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 basic certificates were handed out to health aids majors at New Professions Technical Institute. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 98% were women.

Health Aids Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Home Health Aide 1,203
Health Aide 947
Medication Aide 675
Other Health Aides & Attendants 114
Rehabilitation Aide 106

Below are some popular majors that are similar to health aids that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 46,750
Allied Health Professions 22,739
Allied Health Services 20,455
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,402
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 9,861

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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