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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

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:

  • 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 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.

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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
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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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
Health/Medical Prep Programs 11,279
Other Health Professions 8,168
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
Energy & Biologically Based Therapies 73

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