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How will your health science education stack up?

Here is some information to help you compare your health science education with health science education around the nation. There are 498 traditional health science schools in the US.

Top Schools

The following schools that have health science programs were ranked top in the nation in 2010:

  1. Harvard University - located in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  2. Yale University - located in New Haven, Connecticut
  3. Stanford University - located in Stanford, California

Student Demographics

In 2010, degrees in health science were earned by 13,704 students in the US. Of these students, 1,504 graduated from certificate programs in health science, 9,029 graduated from undergraduate programs in health science, and 3,171 graduated from graduate-level programs in health science.

Academics

Students can pursue education in health science at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Health Science
  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Science
  • Master's Degree in Health Science
  • Doctoral Degree in Health Science
  • Certificate in Health Science

During the course of their health science education, students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge:

  • Medical Ethics
  • Active Listening
  • Observation
  • Chemistry
  • Judgment and Decision Making

Cost

In 2010, health science schools around the nation charged an average tuition of $29,862 per year. The following health science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. Vassar College - located in Poughkeepsie, New York, students paid $41,930
  3. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655

The following health science schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, students paid $5,625
  2. Texas A & M University - located in College Station, Texas, students paid $8,176
  3. University of Washington-Seattle Campus - located in Seattle, Washington State, students paid $7,692

How will your health science job compare?

Some of the most popular jobs health science graduates in the US pursue include office manager, nurse epidemiologist, clinical research scientist, biophysics scientist, or therapist. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 6,022,370 health science professionals working in the US in 2010. This number includes 28,100 fitness and wellness coordinators, 282,990 office managers, and 4,710 nurse epidemiologists. The largest populations of health science professionals are in the following states:

  1. California - 643,470 Health Science Professionals
  2. Texas - 429,820 Health Science Professionals
  3. New York - 399,680 Health Science Professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 6,819,900 health science professionals will be working in the US. This would require the number of health science professionals to grow by 14%. Over the next few years, the government projects the growth for health science professionals to be the fastest in these states:

  1. Utah - 38%
  2. Idaho - 29%
  3. Virginia - 29%

Salary

On average, health science professionals earn a salary of $68,401 per year in the US. However, the salary for health science professionals can vary greatly based not only on the exact health science profession you pursue but also on factors such as location, your previous performance reviews, and seniority. Salaries for health science professionals range from less than $15,300 per year to more than $166,260 per year. The states with the highest average salary for health science professionals are:

  1. Connecticut - $80,934 per year
  2. Washington DC - $79,887 per year
  3. California - $79,093 per year

health science professionals in the following states make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. North Dakota - $54,191 per year
  2. Nebraska - $57,821 per year
  3. South Dakota - $59,006 per year

On average the highest paid health science professionals were:

  1. Plastic Surgeon - $225,390 per year
  2. Allergists And Immunologist - $180,870 per year
  3. Pediatrician - $165,720 per year

The health science professionals with lowest average salaries in 2010 were:

  1. Rehabilitation Aide - $31,090 per year
  2. Certifed Medical Assistant - $29,760 per year
  3. Physical Therapy Aide - $25,000 per year

 
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So what kind of job can you get after studying
health science?

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Registered Nurses 2,655,020 $67,720 12.1%
2
Medical Assistants 523,260 $29,760 36.7%
3
Medical Secretaries 494,650 $31,820 29.8%
4
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 293,740 $180,870 63.0%
5
Medical and Health Services Managers 282,990 $93,670 23.0%
6
Physical Therapists 180,280 $77,990 19.2%
7
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 176,090 $35,010 9.7%
8
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 144,780 $103,960 33.2%
9
Healthcare Social Workers 143,080 $49,200 27.5%
10
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 119,960 $41,880 -0.1%
11
Speech-Language Pathologists 112,530 $69,880 18.9%
12
Mental Health Counselors 110,300 $41,360 26.5%
13
Occupational Therapists 100,300 $73,380 14.7%
14
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 93,560 $86,710 27.0%
15
Physician Assistants 81,420 $87,140 28.5%
16
Physical Therapist Assistants 65,960 $49,810 12.4%
17
Health Educators 58,150 $50,270 11.9%
18
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 54,680 $65,610 54.2%
19
Dietitians and Nutritionists 53,510 $54,340 9.5%
20
Physical Therapist Aides 45,900 $25,000 9.5%
21
Surgeons 43,230 $225,390 -18.3%
22
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 31,390 $81,830 -45.8%
23
Pediatricians, General 30,100 $165,720 14.0%
24
Education Administrators, All Other 28,100 $81,870 13.7%
25
Occupational Therapy Assistants 27,720 $51,300 25.1%
26
Physicists 16,860 $112,020 11.2%
27
Radiation Therapists 16,590 $78,290 17.5%
28
Athletic Trainers 16,290 $44,030 7.8%
29
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 10,040 $47,520 5.6%
30
Occupational Therapy Aides 7,180 $31,090 15.4%
31
Epidemiologists 4,710 $68,280 29.8%