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Schools Offering Allied Health Programs in Arizona


Around 3.6% of Arizona's graduates graduate from allied health certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 8,032 allied health professionals graduate from Arizona's 51 allied health schools.

Top Schools

Northern Arizona University, which is located in Flagstaff, is the top-ranked school in Arizona that has a allied health program. It received a ranking of 33rd in the country in 2010. 110 students graduated with a certificate in allied health from Northern Arizona University in 2010. Students at Northern Arizona University paid $7,672 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Arizona that has a allied health program is University of Phoenix-Online Campus. University of Phoenix-Online Campus, which was ranked 49th in the country in 2010, is located in Phoenix. In 2010, 278 students graduated from University of Phoenix-Online Campus allied health program. Tuition at University of Phoenix-Online Campus was $11,520 per year.

The third-ranked school in Arizona with a allied health program is Arizona State University, which is located in Tempe. In 2010, it was ranked 57th nationwide. In 2010, Arizona State University graduated 28 students from its allied health programs. Students at Arizona State University paid $8,132 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Arizona's allied health schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,515 per year, though tuition can range from $16,500 per year to $1,412 per year. In 2010, the following Arizona allied health schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Grand Canyon University - located in Phoenix, students are charged $16,500 per year
  2. Everest College-Mesa - located in Mesa, students are charged $15,024 per year
  3. Everest College-Phoenix - located in Phoenix, students are charged $15,024 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Arizona allied health schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  2. Northland Pioneer College - located in Holbrook, students are charged $1,414 per year
  3. Yavapai College - located in Prescott, students are charged $1,488 per year

An allied health certificate from an Arizona school... what next?

Many Arizona allied health graduates become a home health aide, nursing assistant, psychiatric aide, occupational therapy assistant, and occupational therapy aide. Arizona had 64,500 allied health professionals in 2010. 13,050 of these allied health professionals were certifed medical assistants, 21,280 were home health aides, and 17,460 were nursing assistants. In Arizona, the largest numbers of allied health professional work in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 43,210 allied health professionals
  2. Pima County - 12,870 allied health professionals
  3. Apache County - 2,070 allied health professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of allied health professionals in Arizona will grow by 17%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 57,830 allied health professionals working in Arizona. The greatest growth for allied health professional is predicted to be amongst Dental Assistants, who are expected to increase by 31% by 2018.

Salary

allied health professionals in Arizona make an average of $32,182 per year. However, this number is only an average. Allied health professional in Arizona had varying salaries from $15,430 to $80,870 per year in 2010. On average allied health professional earn the most in the following Arizona counties:

  1. Maricopa County - $32,633 per year
  2. Pima County - $31,730 per year
  3. Coconino County - $31,660 per year

Allied health professionals in the following counties in Arizona make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Cochise County - $26,725 per year
  2. Apache County - $27,274 per year
  3. Yuma County - $27,388 per year

On average, the highest paid allied health professionals in Arizona were:

  1. Occupational Therapy Assistant - $50,690 per year
  2. Physical Therapist Assistant - $45,450 per year
  3. Massage Therapist - $44,300 per year

On average, the lowest paid allied health professionals in Arizona were:

  1. Pharmacy Aide - $21,930 per year
  2. Home Health Aide - $21,710 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in allied health. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse anesthetist or nurse assisting.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Allied Health in Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Allied Health in Arizona
  • Master's Degree in Allied Health in Arizona
  • Doctoral Degree in Allied Health in Arizona
  • Certificate in Allied Health in Arizona

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Psychiatric Aides n/a $27,640
2
Home Health Aides 21,280 $21,710 140.2%
3
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 17,460 $26,040 -6.1%
4
Medical Assistants 13,050 $31,250 64.4%
5
Dental Assistants 6,530 $34,030 19.8%
6
Medical Transcriptionists 2,070 $35,770 32.7%
7
Massage Therapists 1,490 $44,300 88.6%
8
Physical Therapist Assistants 820 $45,450 -12.8%
9
Physical Therapist Aides 770 $24,870 -40.3%
10
Medical Equipment Preparers 570 $29,930 16.3%
11
Occupational Therapy Assistants 200 $50,690 11.1%
12
Pharmacy Aides 180 $21,930 -53.8%
13
Occupational Therapy Aides 80 $24,760 -11.1%
 

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