Allied Health in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Allied Health Programs in South Dakota


Around 2.7% of South Dakota's graduates graduate from allied health certificate programs every year. Thus, South Dakota's 22 allied health schools put out approximately 599 allied health professionals each year.

Top Schools

Augustana College, which is located in Sioux Falls, is the top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a allied health program. It received a ranking of 32nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 4 students graduated from Augustana College's allied health program. Tuition at Augustana College was $25,104 per year.

The second-ranked school in South Dakota with a allied health program is University of South Dakota, which is located in Vermillion. In 2010, it was ranked 36th nationwide. In 2010, University of South Dakota graduated 99 students from its allied health program. Tuition at University of South Dakota was $6,762 per year.

Dakota Wesleyan University, which was ranked 36th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in South Dakota that has a allied health program. It is located in Mitchell. In 2010, Dakota Wesleyan University graduated 9 students from its allied health programs. Dakota Wesleyan University charged in-state students $19,850 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Allied health schools in South Dakota, charge students an average tuition of $9,409 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $25,104 per year, or as little as $3,154 per year. The South Dakota allied health schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Augustana College - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $25,104 per year
  2. University of Sioux Falls - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $21,890 per year
  3. Mount Marty College - located in Yankton, students are charged $19,932 per year

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

  1. Sinte Gleska University - located in Mission, students are charged $3,154 per year
  2. Southeast Technical Institute - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $3,606 per year
  3. Western Dakota Technical Institute - located in Rapid City, students are charged $4,860 per year

An allied health certificate from a South Dakota school... what next?

Home health aide, nursing assistant, psychiatric aide, occupational therapy assistant, and physical therapist assistant are the professions of choice for a majority of allied health graduates in South Dakota. South Dakota had 10,210 allied health professionals in 2010. 1,060 of these allied health professionals were certifed medical assistants, 560 were home health aides, and 6,090 were nursing assistants. The largest populations of South Dakota allied health professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Beadle County - 3,360 allied health professionals
  2. Lincoln County - 3,160 allied health professionals
  3. Meade County - 1,240 allied health professionals

Salary

allied health professionals in South Dakota make an average of $27,505 per year. In 2010, however, some South Dakota allied health professional earned as little as less than $16,340 per year or as much as more than $41,570 per year. Allied health professionals in the following South Dakota counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Lincoln County - $28,797 per year
  2. Meade County - $27,008 per year
  3. Beadle County - $26,314 per year

The following counties in South Dakota have the lowest average salaries for allied health professional:

  1. Aurora County - $24,664 per year
  2. Bennett County - $24,968 per year
  3. Beadle County - $26,314 per year

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

  1. Occupational Therapy Assistant - $33,350 per year
  2. Physical Therapist Assistant - $32,860 per year
  3. Massage Therapist - $32,480 per year

The allied health professionals with lowest average salaries in South Dakota were:

  1. Physical Therapist Aide - $23,050 per year
  2. Nursing Assistant - $22,600 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in allied health in South Dakota 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 South Dakota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Allied Health in South Dakota
  • Master's Degree in Allied Health in South Dakota
  • Doctoral Degree in Allied Health in South Dakota
  • Certificate in Allied Health in South Dakota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 6,090 $22,600 -4.8%
2
Medical Assistants 1,060 $25,130 5.0%
3
Medical Transcriptionists 840 $28,900 23.5%
4
Dental Assistants 830 $29,330 66.0%
5
Home Health Aides 560 $23,960 -30.9%
6
Psychiatric Aides 250 $23,860 212.5%
7
Physical Therapist Assistants 250 $32,860 4.2%
8
Medical Equipment Preparers 110 $27,030 120.0%
9
Physical Therapist Aides 90 $23,050 -18.2%
10
Massage Therapists 90 $32,480 -25.0%
11
Occupational Therapy Assistants 40 $33,350 0.0%
 

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