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Schools Offering Health Science Programs in Illinois

Around 0.0% of Illinois's graduates graduate from health science degree programs every year. Thus, Illinois' 13 health science schools put out approximately 168 health science professionals each year.

Top Schools

Northwestern University, which is located in Evanston, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a health science program. It received a ranking of 7th in the country in 2010. 23 students graduated with a degree in health science from Northwestern University in 2010. Tuition at Northwestern University was $40,223 per year.

Wheaton College, which was ranked 21st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a health science program. It is located in Wheaton. In 2010, 27 students graduated from Wheaton College health science program. The tuition rate at Wheaton College was $27,580 per year.

Loyola University Chicago, which was ranked 21st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a health science program. It is located in Chicago. In 2010, 11 students graduated from Loyola University Chicago health science program. Loyola University Chicago charged in-state students $32,114 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Illinois' health science schools ranges from $42,041 per year to $8,752 per year. But, the average tuition is $20,630 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois health science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $42,041 per year
  2. Northwestern University - located in Evanston, students are charged $40,223 per year
  3. Knox College - located in Galesburg, students are charged $33,024 per year

The health science schools in Illinois that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Chicago State University - located in Chicago, students are charged $8,752 per year
  2. Southern Illinois University Carbondale - located in Carbondale, students are charged $10,468 per year
  3. University of Illinois at Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $12,053 per year

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

Many Illinois health science graduates become a office manager, nurse epidemiologist, clinical research scientist, biophysics scientist, and therapist. In 2010, there were 231,220 health science professional working in Illinois, including 1,010 fitness and wellness coordinators, office managers, and 160 nurse epidemiologists. The Illinois counties with the largest populations of health science professional are:

  1. Cook County - 155,080 health science professionals
  2. Lake County - 13,630 health science professionals
  3. Marshall County - 9,260 health science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of health science professionals in Illinois will grow by 19%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 256,470 health science professionals working in Illinois. The greatest growth for health science professional is predicted to be amongst Physician Assistants, who are expected to increase by 32% by 2018.


health science professionals in Illinois make an average of $65,599 per year. In 2010, however, some Illinois health science professional earned as little as less than $16,300 per year or as much as more than $163,440 per year. On average health science professional earn the most in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Menard County - $82,034 per year
  2. Lake County - $70,397 per year
  3. Clark County - $68,023 per year

The Illinois counties with the lowest average salary for health science professionals are:

  1. Bureau County - $57,308 per year
  2. Edwards County - $57,380 per year
  3. Boone County - $59,391 per year

On average, the highest paid health science professionals in Illinois were:

  1. Allergists And Immunologist - $160,140 per year
  2. Pediatrician - $151,400 per year
  3. Biophysics Scientist - $130,880 per year

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

  1. Physical Therapy Aide - $24,850 per year
  2. Plastic Surgeon - per year

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

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Science in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Health Science in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Health Science in Illinois

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Medical and Health Services Managers n/a $94,760
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists n/a $111,340
Registered Nurses 120,810 $66,660 17.9%
Medical Assistants 17,350 $30,500 64.8%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 14,510 $160,140 193.1%
Medical Secretaries 11,480 $33,930 -2.2%
Physical Therapists 8,130 $79,070 26.0%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 7,090 $34,690 -19.2%
Speech-Language Pathologists 6,990 $68,050 38.1%
Mental Health Counselors 5,850 $40,350 134.0%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 4,600 $40,250 19.8%
Occupational Therapists 4,380 $74,020 5.3%
Healthcare Social Workers 3,980 $50,890 1.8%
Physical Therapist Assistants 3,450 $49,590 38.6%
Physicists 2,930 $130,880 120.3%
Surgeons 2,370 n/a -17.4%
Health Educators 2,130 $52,770 63.8%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 2,120 $49,940 11.6%
Physician Assistants 1,980 $82,090 -45.5%
Physical Therapist Aides 1,900 $24,850 -23.4%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 1,820 $69,840
Occupational Therapy Assistants 1,420 $50,730 29.1%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 1,150 $69,580 42.0%
Pediatricians, General 1,040 $151,400 35.1%
Education Administrators, All Other 1,010 $76,160 -23.5%
Radiation Therapists 700 $80,390 2.9%
Athletic Trainers 690 $45,440 -40.5%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 550 $66,560 -90.7%
Occupational Therapy Aides 490 $33,790 -19.7%
Epidemiologists 160 $71,190
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 140 $43,710 -56.3%

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