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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*
This major is dominated by women with about 70% of recent graduates being 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

Students from other countries are interested in Health Professions, too. 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

The median early-career salary of other health professions students with a master’s degree is $45,250 a year according to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $42,300 (25th percentile) and $75,025 (75th percentile).


We don’t know for sure if all of these people took jobs related to health professions so take that into consideration.

Online Other Health Professions Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 311 schools offered some type of other health professions 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) 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 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
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
Alternative Medical Support Services 129
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


*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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