Top 10 healthcare degrees with best return-on-investment

Here are the top 10 healthcare degrees/fields that offer the best potential return on investment for students, according to OnlineDegrees.com's Best Online Degrees tool.

1. Osteopathic medicine/osteopathy
•    Average Salary: $176,530
•    Projected Job Growth (2012 to2022): 16.65 percent

2. Dental hygiene
•    Average Salary: $78,070
•    Projected Job Growth (2012 to2022): 34.7 percent

3. Diagnostic medical sonography
•    Average Salary: $75,720
•    Projected Job Growth (2012 to2022): 41.05 percent

4. Occupational therapist assistant
•    Average Salary: $70,150
•    Projected Job Growth (2012 to2022): 39.35 percent

5. Medical radiologic technology/science
•    Average Salary: $73,123
•    Projected Job Growth (2012 to2022): 26.8 percent

6. Surgical technology
•    Average Salary: $63,875
•    Projected Job Growth (2012 to2022): 32.95 percent

7. Health information/medical records administration
•    Average Salary: $90,940
•    Projected Job Growth (2012 to2022): 23.2 percent

8. Aerospace physiology and medicine
•    Average Salary: $90,807
•    Projected Job Growth (2012 to2022): 12.83 percent

9. Emergency medical technology
•    Average Salary: $58,150
•    Projected Job Growth (2012 to2022): 29.6 percent

10. Clinical/medical laboratory technician
•    Average Salary: $61,500
•    Projected Job Growth (2012 to2022): 32.9 percent

OnlineDegrees.com conducted a study to determine which degree fields provide the best ROI based on a variety of cost-benefit factors.

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