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Medicine Schools in Massachusetts

669 students earned Medicine degrees in Massachusetts in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Medicine is the 10th most popular major in the state out of a total 31 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Medicine Majors in Massachusetts

Medicine majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 669
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 669
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 669

Gender Distribution

In Massachusetts, a medicine major is more popular with women than with men.

Medicine Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of medicine majors in Massachusetts is as follows:

  • Asian: 24.4%
  • Black or African American: 3.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.0%
  • White: 51.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.4%
  • Other Races: 10.3%
Medicine Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Medicine Grads in Massachusetts

19,130 people in the state and 503,310 in the nation are employed in jobs related to medicine.

Medicine Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Medicine Jobs in Massachusetts

Medicine grads earn an average of $207,990 in the state and $203,880 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 4 colleges in Massachusetts that offer medicine degrees. Learn about the most popular 4 below:


Tufts University

196 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
11,878 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 45% of students receive it. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $51,200 a year. The average student takes 4.07 years to complete their degree at Tufts.

180 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
33,720 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 1.70% which is lower than average.


Harvard University

168 Degrees in Major Awarded
98% Graduation Rate
31,655 Total Students

In their early career, Harvard grads earn an average salary of $70,300. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1. The student loan default rate is 0.80% which is lower than average.

125 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,234 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $63,500 after earning their degree at this institution. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.80%. The full-time teacher rate is 81%.

Medicine Careers in MA

Some of the careers medicine majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Physicians and Surgeons 5% $208,000
Family and General Practitioners 5% $200,740

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Nursing 6,507
Public Health 1,840
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 1,602
Rehabilitation Professions 1,444
Allied Health Professions 1,352
Health/Medical Admin Services 1,045
Mental & Social Health Services 1,018
Allied Health Services 888

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