Top 10 Health Majors (Best Health Degrees)

Top 10 Health Majors (Best Health Degrees)

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This video is going to be all about the best health majors and health degrees out there

This was a highly requested video and it took me awhile to make because I wanted to do the proper research on it




➤ My College Major Rankings + Investment Portfolio:

Health science degrees are some of the best options out there in my opinion (although I am biased as a Pharmacist myself)

The demand is incredible (by far the best demand out of any type of degree or career field), the pay is good, and the work is meaningful as you get to help people for a living

However they can be really difficult to rank because there are so many different variations

2 year associate level degrees like registered nurse (RN), 4 year bachelor degrees like BSN (
Bachelor of science in nursing), 6 year master level degrees such as Physician Assistant (PA), or even 8 year doctoral level degrees such as MD (Medical Doctor)

Comparing a 2 year degree to an 8 year degree is like comparing apples to oranges in many ways, so this video was surprisingly difficult to make

My main philosophy on this channel is to go with a career or major that aligns with your goals

So if your goal is to eventually make $75k a year in a career that you like, maybe a 2 year degree would be better for you

If you want to go all out and retire early, maybe a 6 year degree would be better for you

Hopefully this video will help you choose if you’re interested in a health care degree

By the way, to they people that leave comments like “Money isn’t everything, don’t think about money when choosing a degree, just go with your passion”…

1) I agree that you should take passion into consideration as well as money (since that’s the point of a job after all). I’ve make videos about that in the past and will into the future
2) This is a personal finance channel, so I talk about things related to finances on this channel


These videos are for entertainment purposes only and they are just Shane’s opinion based off of his own life experience and the research that he’s done. Shane is not an attorney, CPA, insurance, or financial advisor and the information presented shall not be construed as tax, legal, insurance, safety or financial advice. If stocks or companies are mentioned, Shane might have an ownership interest in them. Affiliate links may be present, the offers and numbers presented may change over time so please make sure to confirm that the offer is still valid. Some offers mentioned may no longer be available or they have been changed. Please don’t make buying or selling decisions based on Shane’s videos. If you need such advice, please contact the qualified legal or financial professionals, don’t just trust the opinion of a stranger on the internet and always make sure to do your own research and enjoy this family friendly content.

Sources and further readings: of labor statistics) center for educational statistics)
payscale(provides information on jobs and degrees)


  1. Bar bi3 on June 15, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Is too many comments to search. Did u do pt 2 of video? Np vs Pa? Whats ur opinion on an Np going for PHD? Is it recommended?or best 2 stay NP with a masters?

  2. ToughTexas Angel on June 15, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Any suggestions for health degrees that aren’t specific to direct patient care? Like health science and similar degrees for those who work in supporting roles like administration.

  3. KAMALI BRATHWAITE on June 15, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Good Job, but how can u put a nurse before Doctors

  4. Jumanah A on June 15, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    How about Respiratory therapy?

  5. Lidy Kalberg on June 15, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Can’t decide between dental hygiene and physical therapy 😅

  6. samuel on June 15, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    still in highschool, but i’m torn between pursuing med school, NP school, or PA school. i know for a fact that i wanna work in EM/trauma, but i’m not sure what role i wanna play.. like i’m not really the “leader” type, but i also hate taking orders from people who don’t show me any respect

  7. Zaheer Abdul on June 15, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    I thought Rad/MRI Tech would make this list

  8. Amaechi Victoria Chinenyenwa on June 15, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    @Shane Hummus What are your thoughts on a Masters in Public health degree?

  9. Vel on June 15, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    I thought a registered nurse only needed 2 years of school. Associate degrees.

  10. abduljabbar mohammed on June 15, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Shane why haven’t you mentioned Medical lab tech

  11. Yun Wrekt0 on June 15, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    I’m watching this for My college Plan project , I’m in 8th grade rn, i’m super confuse if I should go in this career or Not

  12. Rolland Jonathan on June 15, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    What about Medical Laboratory Science? You’ve never mentioned at all!

  13. Richard A Sease on June 15, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    I wonder if all the new pa schools opening up will saturate the market. I heard that happened in pharmacy. Does high growth mean there will be higher demand?

  14. Jenn O on June 15, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    You are very helpful thank-you! Can you do a video about masters in healthcare administration?

  15. TopFinest Things on June 15, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Hi shane! what are your though in Respiratory therapist?

  16. ketan mehta on June 15, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    I love your videos. Could you please tell me which course would maximize my chances of landing year-round employment? I am looking at MSc Health Informatics Vs. Masters in Information Management & Digital Business – Digital Health and Data Analytics.

  17. EVERZY on June 15, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    I’m 16 and I want to become a NP ob/gyn! I can’t wait to start traveling and helping people where ever I go .

  18. Dammaru Kc on June 15, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    What about healthcare management degree?

  19. BTS ARMY on June 15, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Is masters in forensic science a good course please reply…😉

  20. Aqua CrimeFighter on June 15, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Hi. Dental hygienist here. The dental field is NO cake walk. For the love of god, shadow a hygienist for HOURS. Dentists are very frequently horrendous employers (seriously the worst employers I’ve worked for), it’s terrible for your back, neck, eyes, and hands. You do get a nice schedule, but when people ask me if I’d do it again…. not a chance in hell. I love my patients, I love dental work – but this field is horrendous.

  21. Harish Srinivasan on June 15, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Physician should be higher up IMO, Sure Residency is tough but once you finish it, it is a predictable job with shifts and defined On-Call hours, not to mention a lot of intangible benefits

    your example of a surgical resident getting seizure and not continuing is really narrow and paints the profession as "too risky"

    Agree with the high requirement of premed+MCAT+4 yr schooling though.

  22. Kushmala H.R on June 15, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    What about veterinarian?

  23. Sarata Kanneh on June 15, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    I love how he’s being so realistic

  24. Josilaine Fernandes on June 15, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    What about ultrasound tech ?

  25. Luke Rimmer on June 15, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    What are your thoughts on biomedical science and related?

  26. GaBee Alexandera on June 15, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    I have an Associates in Liberal Arts and the Sciences, a BS in Health Education and Promotion with a specialization in Community Health and Nutrition, and a minor in Health Service Administration. I still don’t know what I wanna do though however I’m leaning on doing a Master’s in Occupational Therapy. So I’m extremely grateful that I came across your video so I know I’m on the right track, kinda lol

  27. Lypzel on June 15, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    im 12 but im just bored but i liked chiro it suits me but the salary to debt rasio just doesnt work so i might try be a doctor idk

  28. Sach N on June 15, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    What would you consider a runner up major to nursing?

  29. Dr. Katherine Chadwick on June 15, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Nurse Practitioner here! Love it! Love your video! Just finished my doctorate and husband is about to start PA school.

  30. Irene Poon on June 15, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Hello @Shane Hummus, I would love to know how you think about psychologists and nutritionists (RD/RDN)

  31. Splendor E.N Grandeur on June 15, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Can you advise on psychology

  32. someone someone on June 15, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    I was strongly into surgery for a long time, but looked into ob gyn and strongly interested, now looking at being a nurse practitioner. I didn’t think I would change my mind so much 😭

  33. Always DTF on June 15, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    wish you brought up radiology technologist, bit less pay compared to radiation therapist but a lot less stress

  34. mwobobias roundup on June 15, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    What is your take on Medical Laboratory Science?.

  35. monkusbee on June 15, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    I notice you didn’t include rph on your list.

  36. Jared Hays on June 15, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    So I’m looking for a more honest opinion. I’m about to turn 30, a military veteran, recently going through a divorce, and working a labor job where after the minimum wage in my state goes up, I’ll be making $1.10 over minimum for backbreaking union work. My local community college offers free tuition as long as you do at least 8 Credit Hours per semester and make less than $60k a year (unfortunately, minus their RN program, it’s all associates and certs) and I’m debating between getting an Associate’s of Applied Science in Cyber security, an Associate’s in Electromechanical Engineering, an Associate’s in Healthcare IT, or doing the RN Program with a goal of becoming an Oncology RN. Of these, which would you recommend given my situation?

  37. Eve R. on June 15, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    At 25 I’m still figuring it out, it’s between nursing or healthcare Administration/Management. I have no idea which way to go 😱

  38. sarah wright on June 15, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    I’m 20 and I’m planning to major in RAD Tech (working with mammograms, x rays, CT scans). First I gotta get a few certain classes done and a entry test to get into the program. Even though I didn’t see it mentioned in the video RAD Tech’s a good health major right? It’s a 2 year degree.

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  40. M M on June 15, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    A pessimist with a loose mouth.

  41. Isaac Neiman on June 15, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    What about respiratory?

  42. Thu Thu Han on June 15, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    i want to know about Pharmacy major

  43. Prince Mark Alvarez on June 15, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Some time in the PH, doctor degree is a laddered. It mean in certain time in the program they get a lower degree from midwife, nurse, then doctor.8

  44. h.i.a on June 15, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    why is everyone here 16 including me😭

  45. George Sargashian on June 15, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    A PA-Student here !!! I LOVE my career and I wouldn’t choose otherwise! Thanks for this
    Follow me for PA content @george.shian

  46. fiza salim on June 15, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    M a dentist 😬😬and watching this video today 😵

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  48. Will TheVideoMaker on June 15, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Healthcare majors are the most worth it in my opinion because healthcare careers are always in high demand. PS: It’s because there are sick people everyday

  49. Shane Hummus - The Success GPS on June 15, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Health peeps, lay down your steths and drop a like on this video. Cheers!

  50. Susie S. on June 15, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    One of the reasons why I chose to study nursing. There are so many different areas one can choose from and specialize in. I will be graduating with my BSN next school year and then specialize in Labor & Delivery to become a certified midwife.