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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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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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