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1,049 Master's Degrees Annually
60 Doctor's Degrees Annually
#114 in Popularity (Master's)

Types of Degrees Other Health Professions Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other health professions graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,049
Graduate Certificate 183
Doctor’s Degree 60

Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in Other Health Professions?

1,049 Master's Degrees Annually
70% Percent Women
29% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
The major attracts more women than men. About 70% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Health Professions Students with Master's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 98
Black or African American 93
Hispanic or Latino 78
White 602
International Students 60
Other Races/Ethnicities 118

Geographic Diversity

Health Professions appeals to people across the globe. About 5.7% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • China
  • Canada
  • South Korea
  • India

Master’s Degree Starting Salary

According to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education, students who graduated with a master’s degree in health professions have a median salary of $45,250 during the early years of their career. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $42,300 (25th percentile) and $75,025 (75th percentile).


It’s important to note that just because the people reporting these salaries have a degree in health professions, it does not mean that they are working in a job related to their degree.

Online Other Health Professions Programs

In 2018-2019, 311 schools offered a health professions 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) 41 2
Certificate (1-2 years) 27 1
Certificate (2-4 Years) 1 0
Associate’s Degree 67 5
Bachelor’s Degree 38 12
Post-Baccalaureate 41 2
Master’s Degree 68 15
Post-Master’s 12 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 27 5
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1 1

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

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
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
Alternative Medical Support Services 191
Energy & Biologically Based Therapies 73


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