Highly skilled medical professionals are in demand. High-paying and fast-growing fields include: Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028
Job Median annual salary
Occupational therapist $84,270
Optometrists $111,790
Orthotists - Prosthetists $69,120
Physical therapist $87,930
Physicians and surgeons Equal to or greater than $208,000
Pharmacist $126,120
Physician assistant $108,610
Podiatrist $129,550
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, Healthcare Occupations In addition, students may choose the Healthcare Studies major as preparation for entry into graduate programs in areas such as:
  • Public health
  • Healthcare management or healthcare administration
  • Clinical practice management
  • Rehabilitation counseling
  • Health system management
  • Health studies
  • Other graduate-level programs
Occupations and employment settings associated with a Healthcare Studies major include:
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Healthcare nonprofit organizations
  • Mental health and substance abuse centers
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Healthcare corporations
  • Biotechnology companies
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