Types of Degrees Lactation Consultant Majors Are Getting
The following table lists how many lactation consultant graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.
|Education Level||Number of Grads|
What Can You Do With a Lactation Consultant Major?
Below is a list of occupations associated with lactation consultant:
|Job Title||Job Growth Rate||Median Salary|
|Healthcare Support Workers||11.7%||$37,830|
Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in Lactation Consultant?
At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of lactation consultant majors is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||0|
|Hispanic or Latino||0|
How Much Do Lactation Consultant Majors Make?
Salaries According to BLS
The median salary for someone in a career related to lactation consultant is $39,110. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.
To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.
Online Lactation Consultant Programs
In 2018-2019, 4 schools offered a lactation consultant program of some type. 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)||2||0|
|Certificate (1-2 years)||3||0|
|Certificate (2-4 Years)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Research)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Other)||0||0|
Is a Degree in Lactation Consultant Worth It?
The median salary for a lactation consultant grad is $39,110 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.
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*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.
- College Factual
- College Scorecard
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers First Quarter 2020
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