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Schools Offering Healthcare Programs in Connecticut


Around 9.8% of Connecticut's graduates graduate from healthcare degree programs every year. That means an estimated 8,215 healthcare professionals graduate from Connecticut's 64 healthcare schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Connecticut with a healthcare program is Yale University, which is located in New Haven. In 2010, it was ranked 2nd nationwide. 503 students graduated with a degree in healthcare from Yale University in 2010. The tuition rate at Yale University was $38,300 per year.

University of Connecticut, which was ranked 19th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Connecticut that has a healthcare program. It is located in Storrs Mansfield. In 2010, 780 students graduated from University of Connecticut healthcare program. Tuition at University of Connecticut was $10,416 per year.

The third-ranked school in Connecticut that has a healthcare program is Fairfield University. Fairfield University, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Fairfield. In 2010, Fairfield University graduated 162 students from its healthcare programs. The tuition rate at Fairfield University was $39,040 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Connecticut's healthcare schools ranges from $39,040 per year to $3,350 per year. But, the average tuition is $8,583 per year. The Connecticut healthcare schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Fairfield University - located in Fairfield, students are charged $39,040 per year
  2. Yale University - located in New Haven, students are charged $38,300 per year
  3. Quinnipiac University - located in Hamden, students are charged $34,250 per year

The following Connecticut healthcare schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Platt Technical High School - located in Milford, students are charged $3,350 per year
  2. Three Rivers Community College - located in Norwich, students are charged $3,386 per year
  3. Norwalk Community College - located in Norwalk, students are charged $3,386 per year

A healthcare degree from a Connecticut school... what next?

Office manager, clinical social worker, teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped, fitness and wellness coordinator, and nurse epidemiologist are the professions of choice for a majority of healthcare graduates in Connecticut. In 2010, there were 76,410 healthcare professional working in Connecticut, including 730 clinical instructors, 4,700 office managers, and 2,070 clinical social workers. The largest populations of Connecticut healthcare professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Hartford County - 27,860 healthcare professionals
  2. Fairfield County - 17,730 healthcare professionals
  3. Middlesex County - 15,880 healthcare professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of healthcare professionals in the state of Connecticut will grow to 87,170. This would require a 15% growth in the field.

Salary

On average, healthcare professionals earn $80,934 per year. However, Connecticut healthcare professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $20,300 per year to more than $147,730 per year in 2010. Healthcare professionals in the following Connecticut counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Litchfield County - $82,565 per year
  2. Hartford County - $80,025 per year
  3. Fairfield County - $78,407 per year

The Connecticut counties with the lowest average salary for healthcare professionals are:

  1. Windham County - $60,549 per year
  2. New London County - $71,012 per year
  3. Middlesex County - $78,393 per year

The healthcare professionals with highest average salaries in Connecticut were:

  1. Plastic Surgeon - $238,310 per year
  2. Allergists And Immunologist - $201,820 per year
  3. Pediatrician - $155,950 per year

The healthcare professionals with lowest average salaries in Connecticut were:

  1. Certifed Medical Assistant - $34,290 per year
  2. Physical Therapy Aide - $26,520 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Connecticut statistics regarding a career in healthcare and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as x ray technology or ultrasound technology.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Healthcare in Connecticut
  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare in Connecticut
  • Master's Degree in Healthcare in Connecticut
  • Doctoral Degree in Healthcare in Connecticut
  • Certificate in Healthcare in Connecticut

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Registered Nurses 35,310 $73,860 3.5%
2
Medical Assistants 5,940 $34,290 29.1%
3
Medical and Health Services Managers 4,700 $107,380 37.8%
4
Medical Secretaries 3,530 $36,780 -28.3%
5
Physical Therapists 3,420 $81,790 20.0%
6
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 2,770 $51,660 -17.1%
7
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 2,430 $201,820 59.9%
8
Healthcare Social Workers 2,070 $59,920 19.0%
9
Mental Health Counselors 1,840 $40,990 7.6%
10
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 1,830 $105,580 -19.4%
11
Occupational Therapists 1,710 $79,150 17.1%
12
Physician Assistants 1,610 $97,420 41.2%
13
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,510 $77,920 12.7%
14
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,460 $38,450 -1.4%
15
Surgeons 950 $238,310 2.2%
16
Health Educators 730 $57,160 7.4%
17
Dietitians and Nutritionists 710 $62,830 22.4%
18
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 570 $68,630 1.8%
19
Occupational Therapy Assistants 540 $55,110 45.9%
20
Physical Therapist Aides 540 $26,520 -1.8%
21
Physical Therapist Assistants 440 $56,180 2.3%
22
Athletic Trainers 370 $56,420 76.2%
23
Pediatricians, General 320 $155,950 -42.9%
24
Education Administrators, All Other 260 $95,340
25
Radiation Therapists 260 $75,990 73.3%
26
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 180 $94,490 -81.4%
27
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 140 $53,030 16.7%
28
Epidemiologists 130 $75,820 -38.1%
29
Physicists 80 $124,340 -82.2%
30
Occupational Therapy Aides 60 $44,900
 

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