Alternative Medical Support Services
Types of Degrees Alternative Medical Support Services Majors Are Getting
The following table lists how many alternative medical support services graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.
|Education Level||Number of Grads|
What Can You Do With a Alternative Medical Support Services Major?
People with a alternative medical support degree often go into the following careers:
|Job Title||Job Growth Rate||Median Salary|
|Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners||13.3%||$73,960|
Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in Alternative Medical Support Services?
At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of alternative medical support majors is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||14|
|Hispanic or Latino||1|
Students from other countries are interested in Alternative Medical Support, too. About 2.4% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:
How Much Do Alternative Medical Support Services Majors Make?
Salaries According to BLS
The median salary for someone in a career related to alternative medical support is $85,600. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.
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.
Online Alternative Medical Support Services Programs
In 2018-2019, 9 schools offered a alternative medical support program of some type. 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)||0||0|
|Certificate (1-2 years)||1||0|
|Certificate (2-4 Years)||3||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Research)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Other)||0||0|
Is a Degree in Alternative Medical Support Services Worth It?
The median salary for a alternative medical support grad is $85,600 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.
This is 115% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $914,000 after 20 years!
Majors Related to Alternative Medical Support Services
You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to alternative medical support.
- College Factual
- College Scorecard
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers First Quarter 2020
More about our data sources and methodologies.