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Health Sciences & Services Schools in California

3,841 Health Science students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Health Sciences & Services is the 8th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Health Sciences & Services Majors in California

Health Science majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,716
Associate’s Degree 632
Master’s Degree 242
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 228
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 14
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 14
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 14
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 7
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 7
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

In California, a health science major is more popular with women than with men.

Health Sciences & Services Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of health science majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 22.7%
  • Black or African American: 5.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 36.2%
  • White: 21.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.0%
  • Other Races: 11.8%
Health Sciences & Services Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Health Sciences & Services Grads in California

13,990 people in the state and 114,910 in the nation are employed in jobs related to health science.

Health Sciences & Services Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Health Sciences & Services Jobs in California

A typical salary for a health science grad in the state is $49,260, compared to a typical salary of $43,480 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 67 colleges in California that offer health science degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

501 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
40,280 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.93 years. This public school has an average net price of $8,234. 25 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

364 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
15,628 Total Students

In their early career, Cal State East Bay grads earn an average salary of $40,600. A typical student attending Cal State East Bay will pay a net price of $11,435. 83% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

266 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
37,466 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 82% of students receive it. The student loan default rate is 2.30% which is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 5.03 years.

#4

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo
252 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,421 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,300 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 26 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $5,909.

213 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
6,861 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.21 years to graduate. 93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student loan default rate of 4.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

184 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
25,137 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $6,452. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $32,400 after earning their degree at this institution.

179 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
16,732 Total Students

In their early career, CSUDH grads earn an average salary of $33,100. 25 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 5.70% which is lower than average.

174 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
31,902 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,722. The student loan default rate of 4.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 87% of students receive it.

165 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
7,488 Total Students

In their early career, CSUCI grads earn an average salary of $35,300. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 54% are considered full time. The 3.10% student loan default rate is lower than average.

151 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
20,238 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.98 years. 93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The full-time teacher rate is 48%.

Health Sciences & Services Careers in CA

Some of the careers health science majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Community Health Workers 13% $45,270

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to health science.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Nursing 17,690
Allied Health Services 14,969
Allied Health Professions 9,548
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 7,457
Health/Medical Admin Services 6,979
Public Health 4,119
Dental Support Services 3,843
Mental & Social Health Services 3,164

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