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Schools Offering Healthcare Programs in Maine


Approximately 10.6% of graduates in of Maine receive healthcare degrees every year. Thus, Maine's 25 healthcare schools put out approximately 2,908 healthcare professionals each year.

Top Schools

University of Maine, which was ranked 34th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Maine that has a healthcare program. It is located in Orono. 143 students graduated with a degree in healthcare from University of Maine in 2010. Students at University of Maine paid $10,142 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Maine that has a healthcare program is Saint Joseph's College of Maine. Saint Joseph's College of Maine, which was ranked 42nd in the country in 2010, is located in Standish. In 2010, Saint Joseph's College of Maine graduated 191 students from its healthcare program. The tuition rate at Saint Joseph's College of Maine was $27,345 per year.

University of Southern Maine, which was ranked 42nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Maine that has a healthcare program. It is located in Portland. In 2010, 259 students graduated from University of Southern Maine healthcare program. Tuition at University of Southern Maine was $8,538 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Maine's healthcare schools ranges from $29,330 per year to $3,124 per year. But, the average tuition is $8,061 per year. The Maine healthcare schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of New England - located in Biddeford, students are charged $29,330 per year
  2. Saint Joseph's College of Maine - located in Standish, students are charged $27,345 per year
  3. Unity College - located in Unity, students are charged $22,500 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Maine healthcare schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Kennebec Valley Community College - located in Fairfield, students are charged $3,124 per year
  2. Eastern Maine Community College - located in Bangor, students are charged $3,207 per year
  3. Northern Maine Community College - located in Presque Isle, students are charged $3,223 per year

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

Office manager, clinical social worker, teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped, fitness and wellness coordinator, and clinical research scientist are the professions of choice for a majority of healthcare graduates in Maine. Maine had 33,790 healthcare professionals in 2010. 460 of these healthcare professionals were clinical instructors, 1,550 were office managers, and 640 were clinical social workers. The following counties have the largest number of Maine healthcare professionals:

  1. Cumberland County - 21,680 healthcare professionals
  2. Penobscot County - 4,090 healthcare professionals
  3. Aroostook County - 3,670 healthcare professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of healthcare professionals in the state of Maine will grow to 35,600. This would require a 13% growth in the field.

Salary

healthcare professionals in Maine earn $64,906 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Maine healthcare professional earned as little as less than $16,510 per year or as much as more than $150,680 per year. The counties in Maine with the highest average salary for healthcare professionals are:

  1. Androscoggin County - $65,763 per year
  2. Penobscot County - $64,742 per year
  3. Cumberland County - $62,251 per year

The following counties in Maine have the lowest average salaries for healthcare professional:

  1. Aroostook County - $59,284 per year
  2. Cumberland County - $62,251 per year
  3. Penobscot County - $64,742 per year

On average, the highest paid healthcare professionals in Maine were:

  1. Allergists And Immunologist - $217,700 per year
  2. Pediatrician - $160,370 per year
  3. Clinical Research Scientist - $115,470 per year

The healthcare professionals with lowest average salaries in Maine were:

  1. Physical Therapy Aide - $23,890 per year
  2. Plastic Surgeon - per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Maine 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 Maine
  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare in Maine
  • Master's Degree in Healthcare in Maine
  • Doctoral Degree in Healthcare in Maine
  • Certificate in Healthcare in Maine

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,192 miles from location University of Maine Orono ME 66.3523 36% 11,894
5,247 miles from location University of Southern Maine Portland ME 54.9323 27% 9,655
5,245 miles from location Southern Maine Community College South Portland ME 18.7675 60% 6,261
5,236 miles from location University of Maine at Augusta Augusta ME 9.60484 n/a 5,054
5,249 miles from location University of New England Biddeford ME 25.4084 23% 4,493
5,197 miles from location Husson University Bangor ME 50.4991 48% 2,881
5,260 miles from location Saint Joseph's College of Maine Standish ME 57.7119 26% 2,727
5,253 miles from location Central Maine Community College Auburn ME 15.4242 n/a 2,720
5,258 miles from location University of Maine at Farmington Farmington ME 30.7089 41% 2,361
5,231 miles from location Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield ME 15.6908 n/a 2,298
5,194 miles from location Eastern Maine Community College Bangor ME 24.2105 100% 2,099
5,249 miles from location Kaplan University-Maine Campus South Portland ME 12.3758 n/a 1,545
5,195 miles from location University of Maine at Presque Isle Presque Isle ME 18.0837 n/a 1,436
5,197 miles from location Northern Maine Community College Presque Isle ME 24.9341 90% 1,129
5,232 miles from location University of Maine at Fort Kent Fort Kent ME 19.2548 n/a 1,126
5,217 miles from location Unity College Unity ME 25.181 33% 564
5,195 miles from location Beal College Bangor ME 10.5598 n/a 505
5,264 miles from location Seacoast Career Schools-Sanford Campus Sanford ME 23.8763 n/a 453
5,129 miles from location Washington County Community College Calais ME 26.491 n/a 374
5,247 miles from location Empire Beauty School-Maine Portland ME 23.7716 n/a 268
5,252 miles from location Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions Lewiston ME 45.7069 100% 157
5,250 miles from location Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook Westbrook ME 29.3451 n/a 100
5,251 miles from location Intercoast Career Institute South Portland ME 22.6121 n/a 58
5,275 miles from location Birthwise Midwifery School Bridgton ME 2.63339 n/a 40
5,252 miles from location Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing & Health Professions Lewiston ME 45.3447 87% 25
 

Curious what studying Healthcare gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Maine

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Registered Nurses + 14,730 $64,650 10.5%
2
Medical Secretaries + 3,960 $30,360
3
Medical Assistants + 2,310 $30,260 24.9%
4
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other + 1,770 $217,700 63.9%
5
Medical and Health Services Managers + 1,550 $79,520 7.6%
6
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers + 1,490 $42,900 -8.0%
7
Physical Therapists + 1,180 $72,470 28.3%
8
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians + 980 $31,830 -3.0%
9
Occupational Therapists + 830 $62,750 38.3%
10
Physician Assistants + 740 $84,090 27.6%
11
Healthcare Social Workers + 640 $45,040 8.5%
12
Speech-Language Pathologists + 620 $59,170 8.8%
13
Mental Health Counselors + 460 $48,520 -22.0%
14
Health Educators + 460 $43,730 27.8%
15
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists + 280 $63,300 55.6%
16
Dietitians and Nutritionists + 250 $57,400 8.7%
17
Surgeons + 210 n/a 0.0%
18
Physical Therapist Assistants + 210 $45,860 -16.0%
19
Physical Therapist Aides + 210 $23,890 23.5%
20
Education Administrators, All Other + 170 $55,780 -10.5%
21
Occupational Therapy Assistants + 150 $43,100 114.3%
22
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists + 100 $115,470 25.0%
23
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary + 100 $76,460 -50.0%
24
Athletic Trainers + 100 $47,840 66.7%
25
Pediatricians, General + 80 $160,370 -46.7%
26
Radiation Therapists + 60 $73,820 0.0%
27
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 60 $59,120 -71.4%
28
Physicists + 50 $105,190 25.0%
29
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians + 40 $41,690 33.3%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are healthcare related jobs in Maine