If you want to pursue a career in the healthcare industry but have yet to decide which of the many routes is right
for you, a General Healthcare degree could be a great start to a rewarding career.
Types of Degrees
General Healthcare students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or master's degree
(6-7 years). A concentration in fields like Nutrition are available and oftentimes, graduates of a bachelor's degree
program in General Healthcare then go on to a more specialized course of study if pursuing a master's degree.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in science coursework helping
applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it
important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A General Healthcare Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in General Healthcare include:
- Health Educator
- Health and Wellness Coordinator
- Community Health Worker
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Health Educators and Community Health Workers was
$46,910 in 2019.1
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and
employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not
offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.