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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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,560 miles from location South Dakota State University Brookings SD 31.8924 55% 12,376
6,576 miles from location University of South Dakota Vermillion SD 64.495 41% 9,617
6,578 miles from location Dakota State University Madison SD 23.5379 51% 2,827
6,636 miles from location Northern State University Aberdeen SD 24.2292 38% 2,625
6,564 miles from location Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls SD 19.5942 n/a 2,489
6,879 miles from location National American University-Rapid City Rapid City SD 12.6507 n/a 1,973
6,562 miles from location Augustana College Sioux Falls SD 67.8064 42% 1,793
6,562 miles from location University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls SD 24.3457 41% 1,570
6,572 miles from location Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown SD 35.7982 82% 1,291
6,600 miles from location Mount Marty College Yankton SD 23.7367 45% 1,214
6,877 miles from location Western Dakota Technical Institute Rapid City SD 21.9694 53% 1,152
6,625 miles from location Mitchell Technical Institute Mitchell SD 31.4056 n/a 1,004
6,757 miles from location Sinte Gleska University Mission SD 13.4932 n/a 936
6,626 miles from location Dakota Wesleyan University Mitchell SD 53.9083 39% 763
6,636 miles from location Presentation College Aberdeen SD 21.2999 58% 679
6,564 miles from location National American University-Sioux Falls Sioux Falls SD 6.11863 n/a 554
6,565 miles from location Globe University-Sioux Falls Sioux Falls SD n/a n/a 336
6,562 miles from location Kilian Community College Sioux Falls SD 6.73111 n/a 336
0 miles from location National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension Ellsworth AFB SD 27.8425 n/a 329
6,563 miles from location Sanford Medical Center Sioux Falls SD 11.9215 100% 26
6,561 miles from location Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology Sioux Falls SD 31.3106 n/a 18
6,600 miles from location Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Yankton SD 0.00203194 n/a 18
 

Curious what studying Allied Health gets you?

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

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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