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Schools Offering Healthcare Programs in Idaho

Each year, approximately 8.8% of Idaho graduates receive degrees in healthcare. Thus, Idaho's 17 healthcare schools put out approximately 3,237 healthcare professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Idaho that has a healthcare program is University of Idaho. University of Idaho, which was ranked 34th in the country in 2010, is located in Moscow. In 2010, 4 students graduated from University of Idaho's healthcare program. Tuition at University of Idaho was $5,402 per year.

The second-ranked school in Idaho with a healthcare program is The College of Idaho, which is located in Caldwell. In 2010, it was ranked 39th nationwide. In 2010, 9 students graduated from The College of Idaho healthcare program. The College of Idaho charged in-state students $21,380 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Idaho with a healthcare program is Boise State University, which is located in Boise. In 2010, it was ranked 42nd nationwide. In 2010, 466 students graduated from Boise State University healthcare program. Tuition at Boise State University was $5,300 per year.


Healthcare schools in Idaho, charge students an average tuition of $7,301 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $23,100 per year, or as little as $2,038 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Idaho healthcare schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Northwest Nazarene University - located in Nampa, students are charged $23,100 per year
  2. The College of Idaho - located in Caldwell, students are charged $21,380 per year
  3. ITT Technical Institute-Boise - located in Boise, students are charged $18,048 per year

The following Idaho healthcare schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Eastern Idaho Technical College - located in Idaho Falls, students are charged $2,038 per year
  2. College of Southern Idaho - located in Twin Falls, students are charged $2,520 per year
  3. North Idaho College - located in Coeur D Alene, students are charged $2,658 per year

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

healthcare graduates in Idaho 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, and clinical research scientist. If you decide to work as a healthcare professional in Idaho, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 25,600 Idaho healthcare professional as of 2010. This number includes 290 clinical instructors, 1,660 office managers, and 490 clinical social workers. In Idaho, the largest numbers of healthcare professional work in the following counties:

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

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of healthcare professionals in the state of Idaho will grow to 29,310. This would require a 29% growth in the field.


healthcare professionals in Idaho earn $64,717 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Idaho healthcare 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 healthcare 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 healthcare professional:

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

The healthcare 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 healthcare professionals in Idaho were:

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

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Idaho statistics regarding a career in healthcare. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Idaho
  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare in Idaho
  • Master's Degree in Healthcare in Idaho
  • Doctoral Degree in Healthcare in Idaho
  • Certificate in Healthcare 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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