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|
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
Medication Aide majors often go into careers with median salaries of $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.
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|
|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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Trades Related to Medication Aide
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|
|Other Health Aides/Attendants/Orderlies||140|
*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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