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Lactation Consultant

1 Associates's Degrees Annually
#240 in Popularity (Associate's)
$39,110 Median Salary

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
Undergraduate Certificate 15
Basic Certificate 4
Associate’s Degree 1

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?

1 Associate's Degrees Annually
100% Percent Women
0% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of lactation consultant majors is as follows:

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 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.

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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
Associate’s Degree 1 0
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 2 0
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 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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Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant 803
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant 392
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Radiologist Assistant 126
Anesthesiologist Assistant 82
Pathology/Pathologist Assistant 12
Chiropractic Assistant/Technician 4

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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