15 Best Online Healthcare Degrees 2019
For several years, healthcare occupations have topped every list for most in-demand careers, and this year is no exception. Healthcare employment is growing at a record pace, having added 398,000 jobs between April 2018 and April 2019. Its current share of total jobs is at an all-time high.
If you’re considering enrolling in a bachelor’s degree program, there’s never been a better time to explore healthcare. Plus, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that the median weekly earnings for bachelor’s degree holders are about 40 percent higher than those for high school diplomas only.
But for many students, attending college courses on campus presents challenges, including fitting class times into a work schedule, addressing child care or simply being too far away from the program. Online healthcare degree programs can provide quality education to get you into these fast-growing careers more quickly, while providing the flexibility you need for your life — whether you’re a recent high school grad, a career changer or an older student returning to school.
But which degree program should you enroll in? Let us help. Using a unique methodology (described here), we’ve evaluated 26 healthcare bachelor’s degrees according to number of online programs, job growth, potential salary and more to develop this list of the 15 best online healthcare degrees — some offered fully online and some only partially. Some programs may not be available where you live, so be sure to explore individual program requirements.
Here are the 15 best online healthcare degree programs for your buck and career growth potential.