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How will your healthcare education stack up?

If you want to study healthcare at home, you should be aware of how your education will compare to the education available elsewhere in the US. Below is some information to help you get started. There are 4,525 traditional healthcare schools in the US.

Top Schools

The top institutions in the US in 2010 that had healthcare programs were:

  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 in the US, 829,281 students graduated with degrees in healthcare. Of these students, 403,936 received certifications in healthcare, 300,039 received an undergraduate degree in healthcare, and 125,306 received a graduate-level degree in healthcare.

Academics

Students can pursue education in healthcare at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Healthcare
  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare
  • Master's Degree in Healthcare
  • Doctoral Degree in Healthcare
  • Certificate in Healthcare

The skills and/or knowledge that healthcare students can expect to gain during the course of their healthcare education are:

  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Medical Terminology
  • Observation
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Biology

Cost

On average in 2010, healthcare schools in the US charged $25,151 in tuition per year. The healthcare schools charging the highest tuition were:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655
  3. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, students paid $40,920

The following healthcare schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  2. North Carolina State University at Raleigh - located in Raleigh, North Carolina, students paid $5,475
  3. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, students paid $5,625

How will your healthcare job compare?

Healthcare majors in the US can go into a variety of professions such as office manager, clinical social worker, teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped, fitness and wellness coordinator, or nurse epidemiologist. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics, estimates that in 2010, 6,022,370 healthcare professionals were working in the US. 58,150 of these healthcare professionals were clinical instructors, 282,990 were office managers and 143,080 were clinical social workers. The largest populations of healthcare professionals are in the following states:

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

Projected Growth

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of healthcare professionals is expected to grow by 14% by 2018. There are projected to be 6,819,900 healthcare professionals working in the US then. Of these 6,819,900 healthcare professionals, the government predicts that 880 will become clinical instructors, 2,210 will become office managers, and 420 will become clinical social workers. The number of healthcare professionals is expected to grow the fastest in the following states:

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

Salary

On average, healthcare professionals earn a salary of $68,401 per year in the US. However, the salary for healthcare professionals can vary greatly based not only on the exact healthcare profession you pursue but also on factors such as location, experience, and shift differentials. Healthcare professionals in the US can earn anywhere from less than $15,300 per year, to more than $166,260 per year. On average, healthcare professionals earn the most in the following states:

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

On average, healthcare professionals earn the least in the following states:

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

The healthcare professionals with highest average salaries in 2010 were:

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

The healthcare 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
healthcare?

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%