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Alternative Medical Support Services

85 Master's Degrees Annually
#241 in Popularity (Master's)
$85,600 Median Salary

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
Master’s Degree 85
Graduate Certificate 44

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?

85 Master's Degrees Annually
96% Percent Women
31% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 96% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of alternative medical support majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Alternative Medical Support Students with Master's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 55
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 9

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Alternative Medical Support. About 2.4% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • Canada

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 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.

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Online Alternative Medical Support Services Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 schools offered some type of alternative medical support services 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) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 1 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 3 0
Associate’s Degree 3 1
Bachelor’s Degree 1 0
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 4 1
Post-Master’s 0 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!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to alternative medical support.

Major Number of Grads
Nursing 63,380
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 23,124
Medicine 19,720
Public Health 18,212
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 16,970
Health & Medical Administrative Services 14,633
Mental & Social Health Services 14,322
Allied Health Professions 11,260
Communication Sciences 9,970
Osteopathic Medicine 6,700
Dentistry 6,403
Veterinary Medicine 3,297
Alternative Medicine & Systems 2,714
Chiropractic 2,608
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 2,301
Optometry 1,747
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 1,654
Health Sciences & Services 1,526
Medical Illustration & Informatics 1,418
Other Health Professions 1,292
Health/Medical Prep Programs 1,117
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 842
Medical Science 809
Podiatry 579
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 553
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 475
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 455
Dental Support Services 83
Movement & Mind-Body Therapies 79
Energy & Biologically Based Therapies 34
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 19
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 3
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 0

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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