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Schools Offering Allied Health Programs in Oklahoma


Each year, approximately 3.4% of Oklahoma graduates receive certificates in allied health. That means an estimated 3,438 allied health professionals graduate from Oklahoma's 77 allied health schools each year.

Top Schools

Oklahoma Christian University, which was ranked 38th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a allied health program. It is located in Edmond. In 2010, no students graduated from Oklahoma Christian University's allied health program. Students at Oklahoma Christian University paid $17,456 per year in tuition fees.

Saint Gregorys University, which was ranked 54th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a allied health program. It is located in Shawnee. Students at Saint Gregorys University paid $17,516 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Oklahoma with a allied health program is Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee, which is located in Muskogee. In 2010, it was ranked 60th nationwide. In 2010, 15 students graduated from Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee allied health program. Tuition at Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee was $0 per year.

Cost

Allied health schools in Oklahoma, charge students an average tuition of $3,209 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $28,735 per year, or as little as $2,216 per year. In 2010, the following Oklahoma allied health schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Tulsa - located in Tulsa, students are charged $28,735 per year
  2. Oral Roberts University - located in Tulsa, students are charged $20,054 per year
  3. Oklahoma Baptist University - located in Shawnee, students are charged $18,608 per year

The allied health schools in Oklahoma that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Carl Albert State College - located in Poteau, students are charged $2,216 per year
  2. Tulsa Community College - located in Tulsa, students are charged $2,400 per year
  3. Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City - located in Oklahoma City, students are charged $2,419 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs allied health graduates in Oklahoma pursue include home health aide, nursing assistant, psychiatric aide, occupational therapy assistant, and occupational therapy aide. If you decide to work as an allied health professional in Oklahoma, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 44,000 Oklahoma allied health professional as of 2010. This number includes 6,410 certifed medical assistants, 8,810 home health aides, and 19,330 nursing assistants. In Oklahoma, the largest numbers of allied health professional work in the following counties:

  1. Canadian County - 14,540 allied health professionals
  2. Creek County - 12,110 allied health professionals
  3. Atoka County - 5,560 allied health professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of allied health professionals in Oklahoma will grow by 22%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 51,350 allied health professionals working in Oklahoma. The greatest growth for allied health professional is predicted to be amongst Home Health Aides, who are expected to increase by 37% by 2018.

Salary

On average, allied health professionals earn $28,653 per year. However, Oklahoma allied health professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,420 per year to more than $90,040 per year in 2010. On average allied health professional earn the most in the following Oklahoma counties:

  1. Cherokee County - $31,703 per year
  2. Comanche County - $30,759 per year
  3. Canadian County - $28,936 per year

On average, allied health professionals earn the least in the following Oklahoma counties:

  1. Adair County - $23,762 per year
  2. Atoka County - $25,824 per year
  3. Creek County - $27,412 per year

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

  1. Physical Therapist Assistant - $46,790 per year
  2. Occupational Therapy Assistant - $44,050 per year
  3. Occupational Therapy Aide - $33,220 per year

The allied health professionals with lowest average salaries in Oklahoma were:

  1. Home Health Aide - $20,620 per year
  2. Pharmacy Aide - $18,370 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in allied health in Oklahoma and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse anesthetist or nurse assisting, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 19,330 $20,780 -8.1%
2
Home Health Aides 8,810 $20,620 11.1%
3
Medical Assistants 6,410 $26,010 12.9%
4
Dental Assistants 3,680 $29,800 34.8%
5
Physical Therapist Assistants 1,250 $46,790 23.8%
6
Medical Transcriptionists 1,040 $27,460 -12.6%
7
Psychiatric Aides 960 $22,240 10.3%
8
Physical Therapist Aides 730 $22,810 -7.6%
9
Pharmacy Aides 610 $18,370 -45.5%
10
Occupational Therapy Assistants 540 $44,050 42.1%
11
Medical Equipment Preparers 310 $30,710 -18.4%
12
Massage Therapists 210 $29,630 40.0%
13
Occupational Therapy Aides 120 $33,220 20.0%
 

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