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Discover a career dedicated to helping others. Find and develop your professional strengths. Design an academic program tailored to your interests. Healthcare studies is designed for students who are interested in the healthcare field but don’t want to pursue a clinical degree, like nursing or pre-med.

As a healthcare studies student, you’ll explore the healthcare industry as a whole, with in-depth coursework in the language of healthcare, technology, writing, management, statistics, and more. You’ll discover the incredible variety of non-clinical healthcare professions to find a field that fits your skills and passions, from advocacy to case management, policy, marketing, and research. You’ll develop career skills and complete meaningful internships to help you graduate as a confident, marketable professional. Finally, you’ll collaborate with passionate and dedicated faculty who are leaders in their fields.

Degree Programs

  • Healthcare Studies

    BS
    Undergraduate

    Healthcare Studies majors benefit from a core group of classes that provide a foundation in understanding the healthcare industry. Enhanced by an emphasis on career development with exposure to motivating healthcare employers, the core is then supported by a wide variety of electives and a mandatory minor. Electives are selected from one of several departments including social work, criminal justice, sociology, music, world languages, sport and movement science, psychology and others. Students have the choice of their minor from the many offered at Salem State. This is all designed for Healthcare Studies majors to learn through experience and observation.

  • Healthcare Studies

    Minor
    Undergraduate

    The Healthcare Studies minor is a nonclinical focus for a student to pursue an interest in healthcare studies.  The program builds on the foundation of liberal arts education and a common body of healthcare knowledge to include classes with a focus on an introduction to healthcare, healthcare policy, use of technology in healthcare, health and disability across the lifespan as well as leadership and management.

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Graduates and faculty from healthcare studies

Healthcare Studies majors benefit from a core group of classes that provide a foundation in understanding the healthcare industry. Enhanced by an emphasis on career development with exposure to motivating healthcare employers, the core is supported by a wide variety of electives and a mandatory minor. Electives are selected from one of several departments including social work, criminal justice, sociology, music, world languages, sport and movement science, psychology and others. Students have the choice of their minor from the many offered at Salem State, designed for Healthcare Studies majors to learn through experience and observation. 

Partnerships with allied health programs at community colleges open a number of transfer opportunities.

A Growing Industry

Jobs for healthcare studies graduates are expected to grow by up to 38% in the next 10 years. Average salaries for healthcare studies jobs requiring a bachelor's degree range from $33,000-119,000.

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