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Schools Offering Health Science Programs in Idaho

Around 0.1% of Idaho's graduates graduate from health science degree programs every year. That means an estimated 26 health science professionals graduate from Idaho's 4 health science schools each year.

Top Schools

The College of Idaho, which was ranked 39th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Idaho that has a health science program. It is located in Caldwell. In 2010, The College of Idaho graduated 8 students from its health science program. The tuition rate at The College of Idaho was $21,380 per year.

Idaho State University, which was ranked 78th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Idaho that has a health science program. It is located in Pocatello. 5 students graduated with degree in health science from Idaho State University in 2010. Idaho State University charged in-state students $5,416 in tuition fees per year.

Lewis-Clark State College, which is located in Lewiston, is the third-ranked school in Idaho that has a health science program. It received a ranking of 81st in the country in 2010. 13 students graduated with degree in health science from Lewis-Clark State College in 2010. Tuition at Lewis-Clark State College was $4,998 per year.


If you choose to attend a Idaho health science school, average tuition will be $8,613 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,658 per year to $21,380 per year. In 2010, the health science schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Idaho were:

  1. The College of Idaho - located in Caldwell, students are charged $21,380 per year
  2. Idaho State University - located in Pocatello, students are charged $5,416 per year
  3. Lewis-Clark State College - located in Lewiston, students are charged $4,998 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Idaho health science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. North Idaho College - located in Coeur D Alene, students are charged $2,658 per year
  2. Lewis-Clark State College - located in Lewiston, students are charged $4,998 per year
  3. Idaho State University - located in Pocatello, students are charged $5,416 per year

A health science degree from an Idaho school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs health science graduates in Idaho pursue include office manager, clinical research scientist, biophysics scientist, therapist, and clinical social worker. 25,600 health science professionals were working in Idaho in 2010. Of these, 50 were fitness and wellness coordinators. In addition, 1,660 were office managers, and were clinical research scientists. In Idaho, the largest numbers of health science professional work in the following counties:

  1. Ada County - 12,690 health science professionals
  2. Blaine County - 2,050 health science professionals
  3. Kootenai County - 1,970 health science professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 29,310 health science professionals will be working in Idaho. This would require the number of health science professional to grow by 29%.


health science professionals in Idaho make an average of $64,717 per year. In 2010, however, some Idaho health science professional earned as little as less than $15,460 per year or as much as more than $163,240 per year. The counties in Idaho with the highest average salary for health science professionals are:

  1. Bannock County - $67,234 per year
  2. Bonneville County - $65,391 per year
  3. Ada County - $63,711 per year

The following counties in Idaho have the lowest average salaries for health science professional:

  1. Adams County - $35,963 per year
  2. Benewah County - $43,461 per year
  3. Nez Perce County - $45,857 per year

The health science professionals with highest average salaries in Idaho were:

  1. Plastic Surgeon - $223,630 per year
  2. Allergists And Immunologist - $205,890 per year
  3. Biophysics Scientist - $121,040 per year

On average, the lowest paid health science professionals in Idaho were:

  1. Physical Therapy Aide - $23,130 per year
  2. Rehabilitation Aide - $17,750 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in health science in Idaho and to compare salaries with various related fields such as x ray technology or biology, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Science in Idaho

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists n/a $53,850
Registered Nurses 10,820 $62,720 15.2%
Medical Assistants 2,310 $29,100 44.4%
Medical and Health Services Managers 1,660 $75,500 35.0%
Medical Secretaries 1,420 $29,030 36.5%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1,240 $205,890 93.8%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 1,130 $37,360 88.3%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,000 $30,910 49.3%
Physical Therapists 940 $69,130 46.9%
Physician Assistants 680 $89,720 33.3%
Mental Health Counselors 500 $52,290 28.2%
Healthcare Social Workers 490 $44,810 28.9%
Physical Therapist Aides 420 $23,130 44.8%
Occupational Therapists 390 $61,280 11.4%
Speech-Language Pathologists 370 $61,980 54.2%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 360 $66,360 157.1%
Health Educators 290 $42,750 93.3%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 230 $48,040 4.5%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 220 $68,000 -57.7%
Physical Therapist Assistants 190 $46,410 -24.0%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 180 $56,270
Athletic Trainers 170 $35,520
Occupational Therapy Aides 160 $17,750
Surgeons 140 $223,630
Physicists 70 $121,040
Radiation Therapists 70 $70,100 -56.3%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 70 $53,040 16.7%
Education Administrators, All Other 50 $65,550
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 30 $35,630

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