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Schools Offering Healthcare Programs in South Dakota


Approximately 9.7% of graduates in of South Dakota receive healthcare degrees every year. That means an estimated 2,172 healthcare professionals graduate from South Dakota's 27 healthcare schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a healthcare program is Augustana College. Augustana College, which was ranked 32nd in the country in 2010, is located in Sioux Falls. In 2010, 72 students graduated from Augustana College's healthcare program. The tuition rate at Augustana College was $25,104 per year.

University of South Dakota, which is located in Vermillion, is the second-ranked school in South Dakota that has a healthcare program. It received a ranking of 36th in the country in 2010. 552 students graduated with degree in healthcare from University of South Dakota in 2010. Tuition at University of South Dakota was $6,762 per year.

Dakota Wesleyan University, which is located in Mitchell, is the third-ranked school in South Dakota that has a healthcare program. It received a ranking of 46th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 87 students graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University healthcare program. Dakota Wesleyan University charged in-state students $19,850 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at South Dakota's healthcare schools ranges from $25,104 per year to $2,396 per year. But, the average tuition is $8,295 per year. In 2010, the following South Dakota healthcare schools had the highest tuition rates:

  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 following South Dakota healthcare schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Oglala Lakota College - located in Kyle, students are charged $2,396 per year
  2. Sinte Gleska University - located in Mission, students are charged $3,154 per year
  3. Southeast Technical Institute - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $3,606 per year

A healthcare degree from a South Dakota school... what next?

Many South Dakota healthcare graduates become a office manager, clinical social worker, teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped, clinical research scientist, and therapist. If you decide to work as a healthcare professional in South Dakota, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 17,890 South Dakota healthcare professional as of 2010. This number includes 150 clinical instructors, 590 office managers, and 490 clinical social workers. The South Dakota counties with the largest populations of healthcare professional are:

  1. Lincoln County - 7,390 healthcare professionals
  2. Beadle County - 4,470 healthcare professionals
  3. Meade County - 2,760 healthcare professionals

Salary

On average, healthcare professionals earn $59,006 per year. In 2010, however, some South Dakota healthcare professional earned as little as less than $18,090 per year or as much as more than $132,620 per year. The counties in South Dakota with the highest average salary for healthcare professionals are:

  1. Bennett County - $68,934 per year
  2. Meade County - $62,651 per year
  3. Lincoln County - $60,772 per year

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

  1. Beadle County - $44,732 per year
  2. Aurora County - $50,339 per year
  3. Lincoln County - $60,772 per year

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

  1. Allergists And Immunologist - $222,780 per year
  2. Pediatrician - $192,830 per year
  3. Office Manager - $83,350 per year

The healthcare professionals with lowest average salaries in South Dakota were:

  1. Physical Therapy Aide - $23,050 per year
  2. Plastic Surgeon - per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in healthcare in South Dakota and to compare salaries with various related fields such as x ray technology or ultrasound technology, 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 Healthcare in South Dakota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare in South Dakota
  • Master's Degree in Healthcare in South Dakota
  • Doctoral Degree in Healthcare in South Dakota
  • Certificate in Healthcare 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
6,834 miles from location Oglala Lakota College Kyle SD 5.47762 n/a 1,804
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
6,564 miles from location Colorado Technical University Sioux Falls SD 10.9095 n/a 1,060
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
6,856 miles from location Sisseton Wahpeton College Sisseton SD 9.22432 n/a 237
6,563 miles from location Sioux Falls Seminary Sioux Falls SD 0.0149408 n/a 125
6,879 miles from location Headlines Academy Inc Rapid City SD 39.3379 100% 92
6,563 miles from location Sanford Medical Center Sioux Falls SD 11.9215 100% 26
6,600 miles from location Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Yankton SD 0.00203194 n/a 18
6,561 miles from location Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology Sioux Falls SD 31.3106 n/a 18
 

Curious what studying Healthcare 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
Registered Nurses + 10,690 $54,730 18.3%
2
Medical Assistants + 1,060 $25,130 5.0%
3
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians + 970 $32,810 18.3%
4
Medical and Health Services Managers + 590 $83,350 -7.8%
5
Physical Therapists + 590 $67,860 15.7%
6
Healthcare Social Workers + 490 $38,470 25.6%
7
Physician Assistants + 380 $82,710 -2.6%
8
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other + 370 $222,780 37.0%
9
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers + 300 $34,640 7.1%
10
Speech-Language Pathologists + 300 $48,800 7.1%
11
Occupational Therapists + 290 $59,960 20.8%
12
Physical Therapist Assistants + 250 $32,860 4.2%
13
Mental Health Counselors + 240 $42,450 118.2%
14
Surgeons + 210 n/a 10.5%
15
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary + 170 $69,900 41.7%
16
Dietitians and Nutritionists + 160 $48,770 23.1%
17
Medical Secretaries + 160 $28,740 -55.6%
18
Health Educators + 150 $42,820 66.7%
19
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists + 150 $57,660 36.4%
20
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists + 90 $57,780 28.6%
21
Physical Therapist Aides + 90 $23,050 -18.2%
22
Athletic Trainers + 70 $37,890 0.0%
23
Pediatricians, General + 40 $192,830
24
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 40 $55,800
25
Occupational Therapy Assistants + 40 $33,350 0.0%
 

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