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Health Occupations Education

5 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
261 Master's Degrees Annually
#72 in Popularity
$62,570 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Health Occupations Education Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many health occupations teacher education graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 261
Doctor’s Degree 31
Graduate Certificate 21
Bachelor’s Degree 5

What Health Occupations Education Majors Need to Know

People with careers related to health occupations teacher education 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 Occupations Teacher Education Majors

This major prepares you for careers in which these knowledge areas are important:

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  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • 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.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • 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.

Skills for Health Occupations Teacher Education Majors

When studying health occupations teacher education, you’ll learn many skills that will help you be successful in a wide range of jobs - even those that do not require a degree in the field. The following is a list of some of the most common skills needed for careers associated with this major:

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  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • 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.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Abilities for Health Occupations Teacher Education Majors

As a health occupations teacher education major, you will find yourself needing the following abilities:

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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • 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.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

What Can You Do With a Health Occupations Education Major?

People with a health occupations teacher education degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 7.1% $59,230
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School 6.4% $60,250
Health Specialties Professors 25.9% $97,370
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 7.5% $58,600
Vocational Education Professors 1.4% $53,120

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Occupations Education?

5 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
100% Percent Women
60% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of health occupations teacher education majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Health Occupations Teacher Education Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 2
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

How Much Do Health Occupations Education Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Average salaries range from $62,030 to $62,810 (25th to 75th percentile) for careers related to health occupations teacher education. This range includes 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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Some degrees associated with health occupations teacher education may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. 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 occupations teacher education careers below.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 1.0%
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) 7.8%
Some College Courses 1.7%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 12.4%
Bachelor’s Degree 48.6%
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. 5.7%
Master’s Degree 15.2%
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. 0.4%
Doctoral Degree 4.5%
Post-Doctoral Training 2.6%

Online Health Occupations Education Programs

In 2018-2019, 13 schools offered a health occupations teacher education 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) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 0 0
Bachelor’s Degree 4 2
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 9 4
Post-Master’s 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 2 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Health Occupations Education Worth It?

The median salary for a health occupations teacher education grad is $62,570 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 57% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $453,400 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to health occupations teacher education.

Major Number of Grads
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 8,634
Reading Teacher Education 6,530
Music Education 4,575
English & Language Arts Education 3,287
Mathematics Education 3,164
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 2,654
Health Education 1,821
Social Studies Education 1,623
Art Education 1,617
Science Education 1,430
Agricultural Teacher Education 1,130
Trade & Industrial Teacher Education 773
Technology Education 715
History Education 701
Biology Education 689
Social Science Teacher Education 605
Technical Teacher Education 495
Spanish Education 437
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist 343
Family & Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 341
Modern Language Education 257
Business Education 230
Drama & Dance Education 224
Computer Teacher Education 216
Chemistry Education 185
Earth Science Teacher Education 150
Physics Education 123
Environmental Education 78
Driver & Safety Teacher Education 54
Speech Teacher Education 48
French Language Teacher Education 35
German Language Teacher Education 11
Distributive Education 10
Psychology Teacher Education 6
Latin Teacher Education 5
Geography Teacher Education 2

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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