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2021 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate's Degree Trade Schools

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Finding the Best Allied Health Professions Associate's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 75,437 allied health professions students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #4 most popular in the country.

With all the trade school programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Trade College Search has created its Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate's Degree Trade Schools ranking. This report analyzed 999 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular associate's degree programs for trade school students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Allied Health Professions program at each school on the list.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for allied health majors pursuing a associate's degree.

#1

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Our analysis found Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale to be the most popular school for allied health professions students who want to pursue a associate’s degree in the United States. Located in the medium-sized city of Fort Lauderdale, Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

About 73% of the students majoring in allied health at the school are women while 27% are male.

Allied Health majors at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale take out an average of $25,809 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $275.

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#2

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Ivy Tech Community College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 79% of the allied health majors at the school.

The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at Ivy Tech Community College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $15,999. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $140, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

West Coast Ultrasound Institute

Beverly Hills, CA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend West Coast Ultrasound Institute. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. West Coast Ultrasound Institute is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Beverly Hills.

Of the 353 students majoring in allied health at West Coast Ultrasound Institute, 42% are male and 58% are female.

On average, allied health graduates from West Coast Ultrasound Institute take out $19,190 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $208, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The in-demand associate’s degree programs at San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular allied health professions schools in the United States. San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the rural area of Visalia.

About 64% of the students majoring in allied health at the school are women while 36% are male.

While working on their Associate's Degree, allied health majors at San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia accumulate an average of around $18,474 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $208, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend San Jacinto Community College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. San Jacinto College is a very large public school located in the suburb of Pasadena.

Women make up 84% of the allied health majors at the school.

The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at San Jacinto College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $13,445. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $109.

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Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of San Mateo, Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

Women make up 59% of the allied health majors at the school.

While working on their Associate's Degree, allied health majors at Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts accumulate an average of around $21,132 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $213, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

Miami Dade College

Miami, FL

With a ranking of #7, Miami Dade College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for allied health professions students working on their associate’s degree. MDC is a very large public school located in the large city of Miami.

Women make up 52% of the allied health majors at the school.

On average, allied health graduates from MDC take out $13,902 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $125, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#8

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, FL

With a ranking of #8, Broward College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for allied health professions students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the city of Fort Lauderdale, BC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 50% of the students majoring in allied health at the school are women while 50% are male.

While working on their Associate's Degree, allied health majors at BC accumulate an average of around $9,341 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $73, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#9

Baker College

Flint, MI

Baker College ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the distant town of Flint, Baker College is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

Of the 156 students majoring in allied health at Baker College, 12% are male and 88% are female.

On average, allied health graduates from Baker College take out $24,057 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $232, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pima Medical Institute - Tucson ranked #10 on this year’s Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. PMI Tucson is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Tucson.

About 57% of the students majoring in allied health at the school are women while 43% are male.

On average, allied health graduates from PMI Tucson take out $25,203 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $286.

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Weber State University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. WSU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Ogden.

Women make up 77% of the allied health majors at the school.

After completing their Associate's Degree, allied health graduates from WSU carry an average student debt load of $17,728. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $156.

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GateWay Community College - Phoenix landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree allied health professions programs. Located in the large city of Phoenix, GateWay Community College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

About 70% of the students majoring in allied health at the school are women while 30% are male.

On average, allied health graduates from GateWay Community College take out $14,539 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $135.

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With a ranking of #13, Pima Medical Institute - Mesa did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for allied health professions students working on their associate’s degree. PMI Mesa is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the city of Mesa.

Of the 139 students majoring in allied health at PMI Mesa, 40% are male and 60% are female.

The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at PMI Mesa take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $25,203. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $286.

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Cuyahoga Community College District landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree allied health professions programs. Located in the large city of Cleveland, Cuyahoga Community College District is a public school with a fairly large student population.

About 63% of the students majoring in allied health at the school are women while 37% are male.

After completing their Associate's Degree, allied health graduates from Cuyahoga Community College District carry an average student debt load of $13,853. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $121, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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American Career College - Ontario ranked #15 on this year’s Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. American Career College - Ontario is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Ontario.

Of the 137 students majoring in allied health at American Career College - Ontario, 39% are male and 61% are female.

While working on their Associate's Degree, allied health majors at American Career College - Ontario accumulate an average of around $23,606 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $258, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #16, Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for allied health professions students working on their associate’s degree. Institute of Allied Medical Professions is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Delray Beach.

Women make up 77% of the allied health majors at the school.

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#17

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX

Lone Star College System landed the #17 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree allied health professions programs. Located in the city of The Woodlands, North Harris Montgomery is a public school with a very large student population.

Of the 132 students majoring in allied health at North Harris Montgomery, 22% are male and 78% are female.

After completing their Associate's Degree, allied health graduates from North Harris Montgomery carry an average student debt load of $12,897. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $113.

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#18

Bryan University

Tempe, AZ

Bryan University came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Bryan University is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Tempe.

About 47% of the students majoring in allied health at the school are women while 53% are male.

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Community College of Allegheny County came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. CCAC is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

Of the 121 students majoring in allied health at CCAC, 17% are male and 83% are female.

Allied Health majors at CCAC take out an average of $14,231 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $129, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#20

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, FL

Santa Fe College came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Santa Fe College is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Gainesville.

Of the 120 students majoring in allied health at Santa Fe College, 29% are male and 71% are female.

While working on their Associate's Degree, allied health majors at Santa Fe College accumulate an average of around $17,718 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $176, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Wallace State Community College, Hanceville came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Wallace State, Hanceville is a small public school located in the distant town of Hanceville.

Of the 119 students majoring in allied health at Wallace State, Hanceville, 18% are male and 82% are female.

After completing their Associate's Degree, allied health graduates from Wallace State, Hanceville carry an average student debt load of $13,833. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $130.

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#22

EDIC College

Caguas, PR

EDIC College landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree allied health professions programs. EDIC College is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Caguas.

Of the 116 students majoring in allied health at EDIC College, 25% are male and 75% are female.

After completing their Associate's Degree, allied health graduates from EDIC College carry an average student debt load of $4,028. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $37, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Sinclair Community College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the city of Dayton, Sinclair Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 111 students majoring in allied health at Sinclair Community College, 41% are male and 59% are female.

On average, allied health graduates from Sinclair Community College take out $13,615 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $124, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Eastwick College - Ramsey came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Eastwick College - Ramsey is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Ramsey.

Women make up 78% of the allied health majors at the school.

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#24

CBD College

Los Angeles, CA

CBD College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for allied health professions students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #24 on the list. Community Based Education and Development is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Los Angeles.

About 81% of the students majoring in allied health at the school are women while 19% are male.

After completing their Associate's Degree, allied health graduates from Community Based Education and Development carry an average student debt load of $18,315. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $204.

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#26

Platt College - Ontario

Ontario, CA
#27

St Philip's College

San Antonio, TX
#30

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, VA
#32

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA
#35

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, IL
#35

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA
#37

Pima Community College

Tucson, AZ
#39

Tyler Junior College

Tyler, TX
#39

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, FL
#39

Bellevue College

Bellevue, WA
#39

Valencia College

Orlando, FL
#45

Platt College - Riverside

Riverside, CA
#46

Amarillo College

Amarillo, TX

Remaining Award Winners

This section represents the remainder of the colleges awarded a Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate's Degree Trade Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 999 different United States allied health professions schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Platt College - Anaheim Anaheim, CA
51 Spokane Community College Spokane, WA
53 Florida SouthWestern State College Fort Myers, FL
53 Pitt Community College Winterville, NC
55 Atenas College Manati, PR
55 Houston Community College Houston, TX
57 Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY
58 Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ
58 Century College - White Bear Lake White Bear Lake, MN
60 Southeast Community College Area Lincoln, NE
60 Nassau Community College Garden City, NY
62 Triton College River Grove, IL
63 Niagara County Community College Sanborn, NY
63 Southern Technical College Fort Myers, FL
63 Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville, NC
66 Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem, NC
67 Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA
67 New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich, RI
67 Jackson College Jackson, MI
67 Concorde Career College - North Hollywood North Hollywood, CA
71 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
71 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
73 Reynolds Community College Richmond, VA
73 Edgecombe Community College Tarboro, NC
73 College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV
73 Concorde Career College - Portland Portland, OR
77 Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL
77 American Career College - Anaheim Anaheim, CA
79 South College Knoxville, TN
79 Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX
79 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
82 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
82 Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, IL
84 Community College of Denver Denver, CO
85 Central Ohio Technical College Newark, OH
85 Universidad del Este Carolina, PR
85 Lamar Institute of Technology Beaumont, TX
88 Community College of Rhode Island Warwick, RI
88 Galveston College Galveston, TX
88 Universidad Metropolitana San Juan, PR
88 Pueblo Community College Pueblo, CO
88 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
88 Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH
94 Midwestern Career College Chicago, IL
94 El Centro College Dallas, TX
94 South Texas College McAllen, TX
97 Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM
98 Mt. San Antonio College Walnut, CA
98 El Paso Community College El Paso, TX
98 Parker University Dallas, TX
98 Seminole State College of Florida Sanford, FL
98 Baptist Health System School of Health Professions San Antonio, TX
103 Southern Maine Community College South Portland, ME
103 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome, GA
103 Platt College - Los Angeles Alhambra, CA
103 Gulf Coast State College Panama City, FL
103 Portland Community College Portland, OR
103 Lansing Community College Lansing, MI
109 Greenville Technical College Greenville, SC
109 County College of Morris Randolph, NJ
111 American Career College - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
111 Henry Ford College Dearborn, MI
111 Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC
111 Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting Nashville, TN
111 Southern Union State Community College Wadley, AL
116 Macomb Community College Warren, MI
116 Southeastern College-West Palm Beach West Palm Beach, FL
116 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Lancaster, PA
116 Hinds Community College Raymond, MS
116 Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin, GA
116 Concorde Career College - Dallas Dallas, TX
116 Swedish Institute a College of Health Sciences New York, NY
116 Atlantic Cape Community College Mays Landing, NJ
124 Owens Community College Perrysburg, OH
124 Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Omaha, NE
124 Saint Louis Community College Saint Louis, MO
124 Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA
128 Alvin Community College Alvin, TX
128 Weatherford College Weatherford, TX
128 New York City College of Technology Brooklyn, NY
128 Grossmont College El Cajon, CA
128 Itawamba Community College Fulton, MS
128 Central Georgia Technical College Warner Robins, GA
128 Polk State College Winter Haven, FL
128 Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls, SD
128 William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
128 Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Barranquitas Barranquitas, PR
138 Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO
138 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
140 Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville, KY
140 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
140 Eastern Florida State College Cocoa, FL
140 Concorde Career College - Memphis Memphis, TN
140 Central Virginia Community College Lynchburg, VA
140 Monroe Community College Rochester, NY
140 Delaware Technical Community College - Terry Dover, DE
140 Fresno City College Fresno, CA
140 Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC
140 Mandl School - The College of Allied Health New York, NY

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also popular but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate's Degree Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
150 Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
150 Prince George’s Community College Largo, MD
150 Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport, IA
150 Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga, TN
154 Delta College University Center, MI
154 ICPR Junior College - Mayaguez Mayaguez, PR
154 Trocaire College Buffalo, NY
154 Johnston Community College Smithfield, NC
154 National University College Bayamon, PR
154 Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson, KS
160 Cypress College Cypress, CA
160 Madisonville Community College Madisonville, KY
160 Roane State Community College Harriman, TN
160 Collin County Community College District McKinney, TX
160 Lenoir Community College Kinston, NC
160 Cape Fear Community College Wilmington, NC
160 Pittsburgh Career Institute Pittsburgh, PA
160 Eastwick College - Nutley Nutley, NJ
160 Louisiana State University - Eunice Eunice, LA
160 Pima Medical Institute - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
170 Columbus Technical College Columbus, GA
170 Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College Bowling Green, KY
170 Sullivan University Louisville, KY
170 Bluegrass Community and Technical College Lexington, KY
170 The University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville, TX
170 Stautzenberger College - Brecksville Brecksville, OH
170 Brookhaven College Farmers Branch, TX
177 Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee, FL
177 Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga, CA
177 Augusta Technical College Augusta, GA
177 Adventist University of Health Sciences Orlando, FL
181 Lake Superior College Duluth, MN
181 University of Akron Main Campus Akron, OH
181 St Cloud Technical and Community College Saint Cloud, MN
181 Pima Medical Institute - Chula Vista Chula Vista, CA
181 Springfield Technical Community College Springfield, MA
181 NHTI-Concord’s Community College Concord, NH
181 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
181 Howard Community College Columbia, MD
181 Morehead State University Morehead, KY
181 Wallace Community College, Dothan Dothan, AL
181 Red Rocks Community College Lakewood, CO
192 Frederick Community College Frederick, MD
192 The College of Health Care Professions - San Antonio San Antonio, TX
192 Berkeley College - Woodland Park Woodland Park, NJ
192 Stark State College North Canton, OH
192 Ogeechee Technical College Statesboro, GA
192 Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Asheville, NC
192 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, AR
199 Montgomery College Rockville, MD
199 Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
199 St Catherine University Saint Paul, MN
199 SUNY Westchester Community College Valhalla, NY

Allied Health Professions by Region

View the Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate's Degree Trade Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 11 majors within the trade school area of study, allied health professions has other similar majors worth exploring.

Allied Health Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 28,841
Radiologic Technology 9,673
Surgical Technology/Technologist 7,958
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 7,034
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 5,530
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 5,297
Athletic Training 4,064
Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 1,908
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 1,429
Physician Assistant 811
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician 773
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 645
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician 580
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist 337
Polysomnography 322
Mammography Technician/Technology 73
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician 53
Cardiopulmonary Technology/Technologist 43
Hearing Instrument Specialist 39
Gene/Genetic Therapy 17
Perfusion Technology/Perfusionist 10

Related Major Annual Graduates
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 99,166
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,189
Health & Medical Administrative Services 68,235
Dental Support Services 26,100
Health Sciences & Services 24,422

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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