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|
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:
How Much Do Alternative Medical Support Services Majors Make?
Salaries According to BLS
Alternative Medical Support majors often go into careers with median salaries of $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.
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|
|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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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
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