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

Types of Degrees Medication Aide Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many medication aide graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 675

What Can You Do With a Medication Aide Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with medication aide:

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

How Much Do Medication Aide Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

The median salary for someone in a career related to medication aide 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.

Median Salary for a Medication Aide Major  39,110
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Median Salary for a Bachelor's Degree Holder  ( 45600 to 99000 )
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Median Salary for an Advanced Degree Holder  ( 55600 to 125400 )
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Online Medication Aide Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 schools offered some type of medication aide 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) 32 2
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 1 1
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 32 2
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 Medication Aide Worth It?

The median salary for a medication aide 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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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to medication aide.

Major Number of Grads
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant 1,237
Health Aide 1,036
Rehabilitation Aide 163
Other Health Aides/Attendants/Orderlies 140

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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