Pre-Medical Studies

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017

2,178

growing 2.01%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$8,674

growing 0%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$31,410

declining 0.0827%

Average Wage

$75,291

growing 1.55%

People in Workforce

4.28M

growing 4.06%

Average Employee Age

42.8

declining 1.06%

About

The locations with the highest concentration of Pre-Medical Studies degree recipients are Allendale, MI, Oxford, OH, and Erie, PA. The locations with a relatively high number of Pre-Medical Studies degree recipients are Cuthbert, GA, Willowbrook, CA, and Bryn Mawr, PA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Pre-Medical Studies is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Pre-Medical Studies and the types of students that study this field. Grand Valley State University awards the most degrees in Pre-Medical Studies in the US, but Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and Bryn Mawr College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Pre-Medical Studies.

Tuition costs for Pre-Medical Studies majors are, on average, $8,674 for in-state public colleges, and $31,410 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Pre-Medical Studies programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (89 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (1,300 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Pre-Medical Studies

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Pre-Medical Studies, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (1,300 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$8,674

Median In-State Public

$31,410

Median Out of State Private

Grand Valley State University has the most Pre-Medical Studies degree recipients, with 218 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Pre-Medical Studies programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and Bryn Mawr College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Pre-Medical Studies, with 19.4% and 15%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Pre-Medical Studies

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Health graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Health majors is $75,291 and the most common occupations are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$75,291

Average Wage in Workforce

± $781

1.55%

1 Year Growth

± 1.46%

The average salary for Health majors is $75,291 and the most common occupations are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Health majors.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Health majors, by number of employees, are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Health majors working as Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Nurse anesthetists, and Audiologists.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Health majors are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, and Podiatrists.

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Occupations by Share

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4.28M

2018 Workforce

± 50,063

4.06%

1 Year Growth

± 1.61%

The number of Health graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.06%, from 4.11M in 2017 to 4.28M in 2018.

The largest single share of Health graduates go on to work as Registered nurses (37.3%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Health by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Pre-Medical Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Health.

4.28M

2018 Workforce

± 50,063

4.06%

1 Year Growth

± 1.61%

The number of Health graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.06%, from 4.11M in 2017 to 4.28M in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Health graduates by share is General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, followed by Elementary & secondary schools. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Health.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Pre-Medical Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Health.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Health majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Health in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Health is 42.8, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Health degrees, and White students earn the majority (1,272) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Pre-Medical Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Health.

42.8

Average Age in 2018

± 0.155 Years

1.06%

1 Year Change

± 0.52%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Health. The most common ages of employees with this major are 28 and 30 years old, which represent 3.04% and 2.97% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Pre-Medical Studies are Bachelors Degree, Postbaccalaureate Certificate, and Associates Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Health are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (60.7%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,272 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    294 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    212 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Pre-Medical Studies for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Female

    416 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    307 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    90 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Pre-Medical Studies. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Pre-Medical Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Health.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Philippines

    193,770 degree recipients

  2. India

    87,510 degree recipients

  3. Mexico

    32,095 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Cameroon

    5.13 times more than expected

  2. Philippines

    5 times more than expected

  3. Saudi Arabia

    3.81 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Cameroon that hold Health degrees (5.13 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Philippines (193,770 degree recipients).

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