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Schools Offering Healthcare Programs in Arkansas

Each year, approximately 11.3% of Arkansas graduates receive degrees in healthcare. In other words, every year an estimated 8,287 healthcare professionals graduate from Arkansas' 50 healthcare schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arkansas that has a healthcare program is Harding University. Harding University, which was ranked 33rd in the country in 2010, is located in Searcy. In 2010, Harding University graduated 129 students from its healthcare program. The tuition rate at Harding University was $14,040 per year.

John Brown University, which was ranked 33rd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Arkansas that has a healthcare program. It is located in Siloam Springs. 38 students graduated with degree in healthcare from John Brown University in 2010. Students at John Brown University paid $19,770 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Arkansas that has a healthcare program is Arkansas State University-Main Campus. Arkansas State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 42nd in the country in 2010, is located in Jonesboro. 495 students graduated with degree in healthcare from Arkansas State University-Main Campus in 2010. The tuition rate at Arkansas State University-Main Campus was $6,640 per year.


Tuition at Arkansas' healthcare schools ranges from $32,040 per year to $1,350 per year. But, the average tuition is $5,548 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Arkansas healthcare schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Hendrix College - located in Conway, students are charged $32,040 per year
  2. Ouachita Baptist University - located in Arkadelphia, students are charged $19,820 per year
  3. John Brown University - located in Siloam Springs, students are charged $19,770 per year

The following Arkansas healthcare schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Crowleys Ridge Technical Institute - located in Forrest City, students are charged $1,350 per year
  2. North Arkansas College - located in Harrison, students are charged $1,536 per year
  3. Rich Mountain Community College - located in Mena, students are charged $1,632 per year

A healthcare degree from an Arkansas school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs healthcare graduates in Arkansas pursue include office manager, clinical social worker, teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped, fitness and wellness coordinator, and nurse epidemiologist. If you decide to work as a healthcare professional in Arkansas, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 44,620 Arkansas healthcare professional as of 2010. This number includes 280 clinical instructors, 2,050 office managers, and 1,290 clinical social workers. In Arkansas, the largest numbers of healthcare professional work in the following counties:

  1. Faulkner County - 17,750 healthcare professionals
  2. Benton County - 5,940 healthcare professionals
  3. Crawford County - 3,660 healthcare professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of healthcare professionals in the state of Arkansas will grow to 49,340. This would require a 22% growth in the field.


healthcare professionals in Arkansas earn $64,896 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Arkansas healthcare professional earned as little as less than $15,390 per year or as much as more than $147,940 per year. On average healthcare professional earn the most in the following Arkansas counties:

  1. Benton County - $76,256 per year
  2. Garland County - $68,064 per year
  3. Craighead County - $65,939 per year

Healthcare professionals in the following counties in Arkansas make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Cleveland County - $43,172 per year
  2. Cleburne County - $50,987 per year
  3. Arkansas County - $58,101 per year

On average, the highest paid healthcare professionals in Arkansas were:

  1. Plastic Surgeon - $238,580 per year
  2. Pediatrician - $203,370 per year
  3. Allergists And Immunologist - $176,000 per year

The healthcare professionals with lowest average salaries in Arkansas were:

  1. Physical Therapy Aide - $21,170 per year
  2. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist - per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Arkansas statistics regarding a career in healthcare and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as x ray technology or ultrasound technology.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 23,730 $56,500 17.2%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 2,480 $176,000 50.3%
Medical Secretaries 2,100 $27,130 -7.1%
Medical and Health Services Managers 2,050 $77,530 -4.7%
Medical Assistants 1,790 $26,030 -1.6%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,600 $31,050 34.5%
Physical Therapists 1,510 $74,340 36.0%
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,450 $60,390 33.0%
Healthcare Social Workers 1,290 $46,740 104.8%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 840 $44,300 44.8%
Occupational Therapists 820 $76,790 0.0%
Physical Therapist Assistants 610 $45,860 3.4%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 580 $55,240 70.6%
Mental Health Counselors 540 $50,260 107.7%
Physical Therapist Aides 480 $21,170 14.3%
Surgeons 440 $238,580 41.9%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 420 $50,370 10.5%
Health Educators 280 $38,340 12.0%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 260 $56,500 73.3%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 240 $67,300
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 180 n/a -25.0%
Education Administrators, All Other 160 $69,090 77.8%
Pediatricians, General 150 $203,370 -6.3%
Radiation Therapists 140 $72,070 -53.3%
Physician Assistants 120 $71,500 0.0%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 120 $45,820 50.0%
Athletic Trainers 90 $43,040 -18.2%
Occupational Therapy Aides 60 $21,600
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 50 $39,500 -37.5%
Epidemiologists 40 $60,470 -33.3%

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