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17,452 Associate's Degrees Annually
17,184 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
#3 in Popularity (Associate's)
$59,340 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Health/Medical Admin Services Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many health and medical administrative services graduations there were in 2019-2020 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 17,986
Undergraduate Certificate 16,883
Associate Degree 16,596
Basic Certificate 14,948

What Health/Medical Admin Services Majors Need to Know

People with careers related to health and medical administrative services were asked what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. They weighted these areas on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest.

Knowledge Areas for Health & Medical Administrative Services Majors

Health and Medical Administrative Services majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Skills for Health & Medical Administrative Services Majors

health and medical administrative services majors are found most commonly in careers in which the following skills are important:

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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Abilities for Health & Medical Administrative Services Majors

As a health and medical administrative services major, you will find yourself needing the following abilities:

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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

What Can You Do With a Health/Medical Admin Services Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with health and medical administrative services:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3.4% $55,810
Medical Assistants 29.0% $33,610
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 13.5% $40,350
Medical Secretaries 22.5% $35,760

Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in Health/Medical Admin Services?

16,596 Associate's Degrees Annually
94% Percent Women
45% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This is one of the most frequently chosen trade school majors. It is the 3rd most popular in the country with 17,452 students graduating with an associate’s in health and medical administrative services in 2019. The major attracts more women than men. About 94% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of health and medical administrative services majors is as follows:

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 453
Black or African American 4,096
Hispanic or Latino 2,261
White 6,487
International Students 82
Other Races/Ethnicities 3,217

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Health & Medical Administrative Services, too. About 0.5% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • India
  • Saudi Arabia
  • China
  • Nigeria
  • South Korea

How Much Do Health/Medical Admin Services Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Health and Medical Administrative Services majors often go into careers where salaries can range from $37,090 to $106,050 (25th to 75th percentile). This range includes 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.

Median Salary for a Health/Medical Admin Services Major  ( 37090 to 106050 )
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Median Salary for a High School Graduate  ( 30000 to 57900 )
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Some careers associated with health and medical administrative services require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

Find out what the typical degree level is for health and medical administrative services careers below.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Less than a High School Diploma 0.0%
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 20.0%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 15.1%
Some College Courses 14.3%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 11.1%
Bachelor’s Degree 36.1%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master. 0.2%
Master’s Degree 3.1%
Post-Master’s Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Master’s degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees at the doctoral level. 0.2%
First Professional Degree - awarded for completion of a program that: requires at least 2 years of college work before entrance into the program, includes a total of at least 6 academic years of work to complete, and provides all remaining academic requirements to begin practice in a profession. 0.2%
Doctoral Degree 0.0%

Online Health/Medical Admin Services Programs

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 2,055 schools offered some type of health and medical administrative services 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) 1,245 237
Certificate (2-4 Years) 14 0
Associate’s Degree 1,112 328
Bachelor’s Degree 211 75
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 436 197
Post-Master’s 35 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 35 13
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1 0

Is a Degree in Health/Medical Admin Services Worth It?

The median salary for a health and medical administrative services grad is $59,340 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 49% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $388,800 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to health and medical administrative services.

Major Number of Grads
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 86,912
Allied Health Professions 81,167
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 77,593
Health Sciences & Services 31,648
Mental & Social Health Services 27,516
Dental Support Services 21,530
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 17,129
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 10,862
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 2,504
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 959
Energy & Biologically Based Therapies 61

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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