Gerontology in Washington State

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Schools Offering Gerontology Programs in Washington State


Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of Washington State receive gerontology degrees every year. Thus, Washington State's 2 gerontology schools put out approximately 2 gerontologists each year.

Top Schools

Washington State University, which is located in Pullman, is the top-ranked school in Washington State that has a gerontology program. It received a ranking of 27th in the country in 2010. no students graduated with a degree in gerontology from Washington State University in 2010. Students at Washington State University paid $9,489 per year in tuition fees.

Central Washington University, which is located in Ellensburg, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a gerontology program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 2 students graduated from Central Washington University gerontology program. The tuition rate at Central Washington University was $7,110 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Washington State's gerontology schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $8,300 per year, though tuition can range from $9,489 per year to $7,110 per year. The Washington State gerontology schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Washington State University - located in Pullman, students are charged $9,489 per year
  2. Central Washington University - located in Ellensburg, students are charged $7,110 per year

The gerontology schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Washington State were:

  1. Central Washington University - located in Ellensburg, students are charged $7,110 per year
  2. Washington State University - located in Pullman, students are charged $9,489 per year

A gerontology degree from a Washington State school... what next?

The highest percentage of gerontology graduates in Washington State pursue careers as a gerontologist. If you decide to work as a gerontologist in Washington State, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 4,600 Washington State gerontologists as of 2010. In Washington State, the largest numbers of gerontologists work in the following counties:

  1. King County - 3,990 gerontologists
  2. Spokane County - 130 gerontologists
  3. Thurston County - 50 gerontologists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of gerontologists in Washington State will grow by 30%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 5,940 gerontologists working in Washington State.

Salary

A gerontologist in Washington State makes an average of $73,040 per year. However, this number is only an average. gerontologists in Washington State had varying salaries from $37,720 to $161,970 per year in 2010. On average a gerontologist earns the most in the following Washington State counties:

  1. Benton County - $79,660 per year
  2. Pierce County - $74,280 per year
  3. King County - $73,510 per year

On average, gerontologists earns the least in the following Washington State counties:

  1. Spokane County - $56,310 per year
  2. Thurston County - $68,550 per year
  3. King County - $73,510 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Washington State statistics regarding a career in gerontology and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as nurse practitioning or gerontology.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Gerontology in Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,487 miles from location Washington State University Pullman WA 72.817 37% 26,101
7,628 miles from location Central Washington University Ellensburg WA 31.9043 40% 11,357
 

Curious what studying Gerontology gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Washington State

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Registered Nurses + 52,490 $73,680 9.5%
2
Social and Human Service Assistants + 8,860 $28,030 31.6%
3
Medical and Health Services Managers + 5,770 $109,670 118.6%
4
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists + 4,600 $73,040 39.4%
5
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 470 $73,900 -57.3%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are gerontology related jobs in Washington State