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Schools Offering Healthcare Programs in Colorado

Each year, roughly 10.9% of Colorado students graduate with degrees in healthcare. In other words, every year an estimated 16,320 healthcare professionals graduate from Colorado's 71 healthcare schools.

Top Schools

Regis University, which was ranked 35th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Colorado that has a healthcare program. It is located in Denver. 833 students graduated with a degree in healthcare from Regis University in 2010. Students at Regis University paid $30,598 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Colorado that has a healthcare program is University of Northern Colorado. University of Northern Colorado, which was ranked 38th in the country in 2010, is located in Greeley. 321 students graduated with degree in healthcare from University of Northern Colorado in 2010. University of Northern Colorado charged in-state students $5,997 in tuition fees per year.

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, which was ranked 38th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Colorado that has a healthcare program. It is located in Colorado Springs. In 2010, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs graduated 196 students from its healthcare programs. Tuition at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was $6,029 per year.


Tuition at Colorado's healthcare schools ranges from $30,598 per year to $1,650 per year. But, the average tuition is $7,137 per year. In 2010, the following Colorado healthcare schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Regis University - located in Denver, students are charged $30,598 per year
  2. College America-Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $22,536 per year
  3. Colorado Christian University - located in Denver, students are charged $22,040 per year

The healthcare schools in Colorado that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Colorado Mountain College - located in Glenwood Springs, students are charged $1,650 per year
  2. Aims Community College - located in Greeley, students are charged $2,068 per year
  3. Pickens Technical College - located in Aurora, students are charged $2,226 per year

A healthcare degree from a Colorado school... what next?

Many Colorado healthcare graduates become a 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 Colorado, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 93,330 Colorado healthcare professional as of 2010. This number includes 670 clinical instructors, 3,110 office managers, and 2,200 clinical social workers. In Colorado, the largest numbers of healthcare professional work in the following counties:

  1. Adams County - 46,600 healthcare professionals
  2. El Paso County - 11,010 healthcare professionals
  3. Boulder County - 6,110 healthcare professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of healthcare professionals in the state of Colorado will grow to 107,640. This would require a 20% growth in the field.


On average, healthcare professionals earn a salary of $76,399 per year in Colorado state. But, salaries for healthcare professional can vary. In 2010, healthcare professional made as little as less than $16,280 per year or as much as more than $166,000 per year in Colorado. On average healthcare professional earn the most in the following Colorado counties:

  1. Eagle County - $86,562 per year
  2. Adams County - $76,980 per year
  3. Boulder County - $73,638 per year

The following counties in Colorado have the lowest average salaries for healthcare professional:

  1. Chaffee County - $42,158 per year
  2. Alamosa County - $47,662 per year
  3. Weld County - $55,696 per year

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

  1. Plastic Surgeon - $223,200 per year
  2. Allergists And Immunologist - $195,280 per year
  3. Pediatrician - $166,280 per year

On average, the lowest paid healthcare professionals in Colorado were:

  1. Certifed Medical Assistant - $32,570 per year
  2. Physical Therapy Aide - $28,220 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Colorado 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 Colorado
  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare in Colorado
  • Master's Degree in Healthcare in Colorado
  • Doctoral Degree in Healthcare in Colorado
  • Certificate in Healthcare in Colorado

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 41,960 $67,280 27.0%
Medical Secretaries 7,090 $32,730 60.4%
Medical Assistants 6,780 $32,570 0.0%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 3,420 $195,280 106.0%
Physical Therapists 3,390 $71,920 -1.2%
Mental Health Counselors 3,190 $40,650 30.7%
Medical and Health Services Managers 3,110 $95,400 5.1%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 2,960 $108,810
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,780 $38,530 -2.8%
Speech-Language Pathologists 2,550 $80,120 50.0%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 2,270 $36,460
Healthcare Social Workers 2,200 $44,750 58.3%
Occupational Therapists 2,170 $72,990 14.8%
Physician Assistants 1,570 $84,770 -5.4%
Surgeons 970 $223,200
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 940 $72,940 54.1%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 790 $52,130 -28.2%
Health Educators 670 $50,640 -39.1%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 590 $81,710 -22.4%
Physical Therapist Assistants 590 $42,170 -3.3%
Physical Therapist Aides 590 $28,220 13.5%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 550 $82,550 -54.5%
Physicists 500 $111,250 -40.5%
Education Administrators, All Other 470 $87,430 -14.5%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 350 $38,310 9.4%
Pediatricians, General 280 $166,280
Radiation Therapists 260 $85,810 136.4%
Athletic Trainers 180 $48,440 -35.7%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 110 $56,190 -21.4%
Epidemiologists 50 $62,430 25.0%

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