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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 2019-2020 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 22
Basic Certificate 11

What Can You Do With a Lactation Consultant Major?

People with a lactation consultant degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Healthcare Support Workers 11.7% $37,830

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 you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

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 the 2019-2020 academic year, 5 schools offered some type of lactation consultant program. 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) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 3 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 0 0
Bachelor’s Degree 2 0
Post-Baccalaureate 0 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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Major Number of Grads
Medical/Clinical Assistant 52,393
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 6,922
Physical Therapy Assistant 5,902
Other Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 3,622
Occupational Therapist Assistant 3,617
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance) 3,114
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant 787
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant 427
Anesthesiologist Assistant 321
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant 179
Radiologist Assistant 142
Pathology/Pathologist Assistant 134
Chiropractic Assistant/Technician 0

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.

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