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Schools Offering Healthcare Programs in Kansas

Around 12.5% of Kansas's graduates graduate from healthcare degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 11,389 healthcare professionals graduate from Kansas' 60 healthcare schools.

Top Schools

Southwestern College, which is located in Winfield, is the top-ranked school in Kansas that has a healthcare program. It received a ranking of 46th in the country in 2010. 24 students graduated with a degree in healthcare from Southwestern College in 2010. The tuition rate at Southwestern College was $20,656 per year.

Newman University, which was ranked 47th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Kansas that has a healthcare program. It is located in Wichita. In 2010, 137 students graduated from Newman University healthcare program. Students at Newman University paid $20,712 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Kansas with a healthcare program is Sterling College, which is located in Sterling. In 2010, it was ranked 47th nationwide. In 2010, Sterling College graduated 9 students from its healthcare programs. Sterling College charged in-state students $19,000 in tuition fees per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Kansas' healthcare schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $8,121 per year, though tuition can range from $22,280 per year to $1,920 per year. In 2010, the healthcare schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Kansas were:

  1. Baker University - located in Baldwin City, students are charged $22,280 per year
  2. Newman University - located in Wichita, students are charged $20,712 per year
  3. Bethel College - located in North Newton, students are charged $20,700 per year

The following Kansas healthcare schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Coffeyville Community College - located in Coffeyville, students are charged $1,920 per year
  2. Kansas City Kansas Community College - located in Kansas City, students are charged $1,980 per year
  3. Independence Community College - located in Independence, students are charged $2,080 per year

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

Office manager, clinical social worker, teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped, fitness and wellness coordinator, and clinical research scientist are the professions of choice for a majority of healthcare graduates in Kansas. In 2010, there were 55,910 healthcare professional working in Kansas, including 420 clinical instructors, 3,050 office managers, and 1,020 clinical social workers. The Kansas counties with the largest populations of healthcare professional are:

  1. Allen County - 14,660 healthcare professionals
  2. Butler County - 12,770 healthcare professionals
  3. Jackson County - 5,200 healthcare professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of healthcare professionals in Kansas will grow by 22%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 64,440 healthcare professionals working in Kansas. The greatest growth for healthcare professional is predicted to be amongst Clinical Research Scientists, who are expected to increase by 50% by 2018.


healthcare professionals in Kansas earn $62,834 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Kansas healthcare professional earned as little as less than $16,390 per year or as much as more than $156,380 per year. On average healthcare professional earn the most in the following Kansas counties:

  1. Douglas County - $69,628 per year
  2. Geary County - $67,239 per year
  3. Jackson County - $61,751 per year

The Kansas counties with the lowest average salary for healthcare professionals are:

  1. Butler County - $55,220 per year
  2. Allen County - $61,510 per year
  3. Jackson County - $61,751 per year

The healthcare professionals with highest average salaries in Kansas were:

  1. Pediatrician - $182,620 per year
  2. Allergists And Immunologist - $177,070 per year
  3. Biophysics Scientist - $141,570 per year

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

  1. Physical Therapy Aide - $24,220 per year
  2. Plastic Surgeon - per year

More Information

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

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 28,070 $57,470 10.8%
Medical Assistants 4,020 $26,320 25.2%
Medical Secretaries 3,350 $28,970 25.5%
Medical and Health Services Managers 3,050 $81,650 14.2%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,370 $31,790 -3.7%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1,970 $177,070 101.0%
Physical Therapists 1,480 $75,400 24.4%
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,140 $59,470 23.9%
Healthcare Social Workers 1,020 $40,070 -5.6%
Surgeons 950 n/a 143.6%
Occupational Therapists 940 $72,490 5.6%
Physical Therapist Assistants 940 $49,560 5.6%
Physician Assistants 890 $80,790 78.0%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 760 $38,070 -48.3%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 720 $70,920 414.3%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 700 $60,630 62.8%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 550 $67,440 -15.4%
Mental Health Counselors 520 $41,160 15.6%
Physical Therapist Aides 450 $24,220 18.4%
Health Educators 420 $42,030 40.0%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 360 $47,060 -62.1%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 220 $52,220 -4.3%
Radiation Therapists 210 $69,280 133.3%
Athletic Trainers 190 $43,700 58.3%
Education Administrators, All Other 170 $88,990 54.5%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 160 $44,450 128.6%
Pediatricians, General 150 $182,620 0.0%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 60 $58,720
Physicists 40 $141,570
Occupational Therapy Aides 40 $30,880

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