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4,709 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
1,049 Master's Degrees Annually
#7 in Popularity

Types of Degrees Other Health Professions Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other health professions graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 4,709
Associate’s Degree 1,219
Master’s Degree 1,049
Undergraduate Certificate 542
Basic Certificate 406
Graduate Certificate 183
Doctor’s Degree 60

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Other Health Professions?

4,709 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
78% Percent Women
28% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This is one of the most frequently chosen healthcare majors. It is the 7th most popular in the country with 4,709 students graduating with a bachelor’s in health professions in 2019. This major is dominated by women with about 78% of recent graduates being female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of health professions majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Health Professions Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 289
Black or African American 507
Hispanic or Latino 357
White 3,163
International Students 90
Other Races/Ethnicities 303

Geographic Diversity

Health Professions appeals to people across the globe. About 1.9% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • China
  • Canada
  • South Korea
  • India

Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary

Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that other health professions students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a bachelor’s degree made a median starting salary of $32,900 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $29,200 (25th percentile) and $39,000 (75th percentile).


It’s important to note that just because the people reporting these salaries have a degree in health professions, it does not mean that they are working in a job related to their degree.

Online Other Health Professions Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 311 schools offered some type of other health professions 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) 41 2
Certificate (1-2 years) 27 1
Certificate (2-4 Years) 1 0
Associate’s Degree 67 5
Bachelor’s Degree 38 12
Post-Baccalaureate 41 2
Master’s Degree 68 15
Post-Master’s 12 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 27 5
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1 1

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to health professions.

Major Number of Grads
Nursing 305,309
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 99,641
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,192
Allied Health Professions 86,697
Health & Medical Administrative Services 82,868
Public Health 36,569
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 28,559
Mental & Social Health Services 27,743
Dental Support Services 26,183
Health Sciences & Services 25,948
Communication Sciences 21,606
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 19,767
Medicine 19,720
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 19,354
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 11,961
Health/Medical Prep Programs 11,279
Osteopathic Medicine 6,700
Dentistry 6,403
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 5,877
Alternative Medicine & Systems 3,576
Veterinary Medicine 3,297
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 3,251
Chiropractic 2,608
Optometry 1,747
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 1,685
Medical Illustration & Informatics 1,624
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 1,044
Medical Science 809
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 782
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 597
Podiatry 579
Movement & Mind-Body Therapies 444
Alternative Medical Support Services 191
Energy & Biologically Based Therapies 73


*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.

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