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Schools Offering Healthcare Programs in Missouri


Approximately 9.6% of graduates in of Missouri receive healthcare degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 17,362 healthcare professionals graduate from Missouri's 144 healthcare schools.

Top Schools

Webster University, which is located in Saint Louis, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a healthcare program. It received a ranking of 30th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 214 students graduated from Webster University's healthcare program. Students at Webster University paid $21,748 per year in tuition fees.

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, which was ranked 37th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a healthcare program. It is located in Kansas City. 14 students graduated with degree in healthcare from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2010. The tuition rate at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary was $6,392 per year.

The third-ranked school in Missouri with a healthcare program is Westminster College, which is located in Fulton. In 2010, it was ranked 39th nationwide. In 2010, Westminster College graduated 1 students from its healthcare programs. Westminster College charged in-state students $19,760 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Missouri healthcare school, average tuition will be $7,592 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,704 per year to $40,369 per year. The Missouri healthcare schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Washington University in St Louis - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $40,369 per year
  2. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
  3. William Jewell College - located in Liberty, students are charged $28,450 per year

The following Missouri healthcare schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. East Central College - located in Union, students are charged $1,704 per year
  2. Crowder College - located in Neosho, students are charged $1,920 per year
  3. St Charles Community College - located in Saint Peters, students are charged $1,920 per year

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

healthcare graduates in Missouri can go into a variety of professions such as office manager, clinical social worker, teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped, fitness and wellness coordinator, and nurse epidemiologist. Missouri had 142,070 healthcare professionals in 2010. 1,240 of these healthcare professionals were clinical instructors, 4,390 were office managers, and 4,520 were clinical social workers. In Missouri, the largest numbers of healthcare professional work in the following counties:

  1. Bond County - 69,180 healthcare professionals
  2. Franklin County - 47,080 healthcare professionals
  3. Christian County - 10,760 healthcare professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of healthcare professionals in the state of Missouri will grow to 145,480. This would require a 15% growth in the field.

Salary

On average, healthcare professionals earn $59,951 per year. However, Missouri healthcare professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,600 per year to more than $136,970 per year in 2010. The counties in Missouri with the highest average salary for healthcare professionals are:

  1. Franklin County - $72,460 per year
  2. Doniphan County - $66,114 per year
  3. Bond County - $64,032 per year

On average, healthcare professionals earn the least in the following Missouri counties:

  1. Jasper County - $46,698 per year
  2. Boone County - $54,276 per year
  3. Audrain County - $54,924 per year

The healthcare professionals with highest average salaries in Missouri were:

  1. Allergists And Immunologist - $161,840 per year
  2. Pediatrician - $149,250 per year
  3. Biophysics Scientist - $137,300 per year

The healthcare professionals with lowest average salaries in Missouri were:

  1. Physical Therapy Aide - $23,880 per year
  2. Plastic Surgeon - per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Registered Nurses 66,810 $59,140 25.0%
2
Medical Secretaries 21,560 $29,570 202.0%
3
Medical Assistants 8,300 $26,830 24.6%
4
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 5,850 $161,840 114.3%
5
Healthcare Social Workers 4,520 $41,510 63.8%
6
Medical and Health Services Managers 4,390 $77,000 24.0%
7
Physical Therapists 4,140 $70,040 24.3%
8
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 3,750 $32,880 -25.0%
9
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 3,540 $33,530 30.6%
10
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 2,820 $70,180 -26.6%
11
Speech-Language Pathologists 2,710 $64,050 21.0%
12
Occupational Therapists 2,430 $68,380 10.5%
13
Physical Therapist Assistants 1,770 $47,810 30.1%
14
Health Educators 1,240 $44,490 -2.4%
15
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,140 $46,580 2.7%
16
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 1,130 $60,650 29.9%
17
Mental Health Counselors 880 $36,490 -12.0%
18
Occupational Therapy Assistants 780 $50,930 16.4%
19
Physician Assistants 720 $72,860 -16.3%
20
Physical Therapist Aides 660 $23,880 -7.0%
21
Surgeons 510 n/a -41.4%
22
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 460 $79,770 -76.3%
23
Athletic Trainers 370 $37,980 -55.4%
24
Pediatricians, General 330 $149,250 -52.2%
25
Radiation Therapists 240 $72,210 -11.1%
26
Education Administrators, All Other 210 $72,330 -38.2%
27
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 210 $57,830 -94.1%
28
Occupational Therapy Aides 210 $29,200 50.0%
29
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 190 $50,600
30
Physicists 120 $137,300 140.0%
31
Epidemiologists 80 $53,380 -68.0%
 

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