Highly skilled medical professionals are in demand. High-paying and fast-growing fields include:

Job Median annual salary Projected growth in field
Occupational therapist $75,400 29 percent
Physical therapist $79,860 36 percent
Physicians and surgeons $187,200 18 percent
Pharmacist $116,670 14 percent
Physician assistant $90,930 38 percent
Podiatrist $116,440 23 percent

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

For more career opportunities, please contact the Career Center.