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Behavioral Aspects of Health

377 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
78 Master's Degrees Annually
#52 in Popularity
$59,660 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Behavioral Aspects of Health Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many behavioral aspects of health graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 377
Master’s Degree 78
Doctor’s Degree 27
Graduate Certificate 26
Associate’s Degree 12
Basic Certificate 9

What Behavioral Aspects of Health Majors Need to Know

In an O*NET survey, behavioral aspects of health majors were asked to rate what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important in their occupations. These answers were weighted on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most important.

Knowledge Areas for Behavioral Aspects of Health Majors

This major prepares you for careers in which these knowledge areas are important:

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  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Skills for Behavioral Aspects of Health Majors

behavioral aspects of health majors are found most commonly in careers in which the following skills are important:

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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Abilities for Behavioral Aspects of Health Majors

Some of the most crucial abilities to master while a behavioral aspects of health student include the following:

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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

What Can You Do With a Behavioral Aspects of Health Major?

People with a behavioral aspects of health degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Community Health Workers 17.9% $39,540
Health Educators 14.6% $54,220
Health Specialties Professors 25.9% $97,370

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Aspects of Health?

377 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
79% Percent Women
56% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major is dominated by women with about 79% of recent graduates being female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Behavioral Aspects of Health Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 64
Black or African American 59
Hispanic or Latino 73
White 153
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 19

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Behavioral Aspects of Health. About 2.4% of those with this major are international students.

How Much Do Behavioral Aspects of Health Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Average salaries range from $43,480 to $122,320 (25th to 75th percentile) for careers related to behavioral aspects of health. This range includes all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

Median Salary for a Behavioral Aspects of Health Major  ( 43480 to 122320 )
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Median Salary for a High School Graduate  ( 30000 to 57900 )
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Median Salary for a Bachelor's Degree Holder  ( 45600 to 99000 )
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Median Salary for an Advanced Degree Holder  ( 55600 to 125400 )
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Some careers associated with behavioral aspects of health require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to behavioral aspects of health have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 3.6%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 1.0%
Some College Courses 1.0%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 28.5%
Bachelor’s Degree 32.9%
Master’s Degree 18.6%
Doctoral Degree 8.5%
Post-Doctoral Training 6.3%

Online Behavioral Aspects of Health Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 schools offered some type of behavioral aspects of health 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) 2 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 6 0
Bachelor’s Degree 4 0
Post-Baccalaureate 2 0
Master’s Degree 10 1
Post-Master’s 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 9 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Behavioral Aspects of Health Worth It?

The median salary for a behavioral aspects of health grad is $59,660 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 50% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $395,200 after 20 years!

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

Major Number of Grads
General Public Health 19,923
Public Health Education and Promotion 4,529
Other Public Health 2,994
Health Services Administration 2,882
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 2,322
International Public Health/International Health 1,444
Environmental Health 1,229
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene 334
Health/Medical Physics 211
Maternal and Child Health 172

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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