To date, we’ve asked 110 current and past medical and health-related studies students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it average.

Your major should make you feel excited to put the knowledge and skills you learn to work.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a medical and health-related studies degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a medical and health-related studies degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are medical and health-related studies students compared to other degrees?

Overall, medical and health-related studies students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 3.1 out of 5. For context, medical and health-related studies students rate their happiness similarly to students in Business, Business Administration, Management, and Operations and Design and Applied Arts.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to medical and health-related studies

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Engineering$100,540
Design and Applied Arts$52,646
Medical and Health-Related Studies$61,496
Business$87,084
Business Administration, Management, and Operations$73,182
Cosmetology and Related Services$50,161
Communications, Journalism, and Related Studies$67,033

Let's break that down further.

Are medical and health-related studies students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
3.9 out of 5 stars
115 ratings
5 stars
40%
4 stars
22%
3 stars
17%
2 stars
11%
1 stars
4%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
3.6 out of 5 stars
115 ratings
5 stars
36%
4 stars
22%
3 stars
19%
2 stars
10%
1 stars
10%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in medical and health-related studies experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did medical and health-related studies graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what medical and health-related studies grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
3.4 out of 5 stars
117 ratings
5 stars
26%
4 stars
26%
3 stars
23%
2 stars
10%
1 stars
9%

We can see there’s a cluster of positive responses, which might indicate a strong or growing job market.

Were medical and health-related studies students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
3.1 out of 5 stars
110 ratings
5 stars
24%
4 stars
18%
3 stars
17%
2 stars
20%
1 stars
15%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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