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Schools Offering Healthcare Programs in Kentucky

Each year, roughly 10.9% of Kentucky students graduate with degrees in healthcare. That means an estimated 14,193 healthcare professionals graduate from Kentucky's 67 healthcare schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Kentucky, which is located in Lexington, is the top-ranked school in Kentucky that has a healthcare program. It received a ranking of 28th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Kentucky graduated 830 students from its healthcare program. University of Kentucky charged in-state students $8,610 in tuition fees per year.

Berea College, which was ranked 31st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Kentucky that has a healthcare program. It is located in Berea. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Berea College healthcare program. Students at Berea College paid $910 per year in tuition fees.

Midway College, which was ranked 31st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Kentucky that has a healthcare program. It is located in Midway. In 2010, 102 students graduated from Midway College healthcare program. Midway College charged in-state students $19,050 in tuition fees per year.


Healthcare schools in Kentucky, charge students an average tuition of $10,182 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $30,310 per year, or as little as $910 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Kentucky healthcare schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Bellarmine University - located in Louisville, students are charged $30,310 per year
  2. Georgetown College - located in Georgetown, students are charged $27,640 per year
  3. Thomas More College - located in Ft Mitchell, students are charged $24,845 per year

The following Kentucky healthcare schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Berea College - located in Berea, students are charged $910 per year
  2. Big Sandy Community and Technical College - located in Prestonsburg, students are charged $3,120 per year
  3. Ashland Community and Technical College - located in Ashland, students are charged $3,120 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs healthcare graduates in Kentucky pursue include 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 Kentucky, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 89,030 Kentucky healthcare professional as of 2010. This number includes 550 clinical instructors, 4,340 office managers, and 1,410 clinical social workers. The largest populations of Kentucky healthcare professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Clark County - 30,580 healthcare professionals
  2. Bourbon County - 13,120 healthcare professionals
  3. Ballard County - 6,830 healthcare professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of healthcare professionals in the state of Kentucky will grow to 98,920. This would require a 23% growth in the field.


On average, healthcare professionals earn $66,958 per year. However, this number is only an average. Healthcare professional in Kentucky had varying salaries from $15,610 to $157,920 per year in 2010. Healthcare professionals in the following Kentucky counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Hardin County - $71,694 per year
  2. Bourbon County - $71,076 per year
  3. Edmonson County - $69,586 per year

On average, healthcare professionals earn the least in the following Kentucky counties:

  1. Bell County - $58,011 per year
  2. Ballard County - $62,290 per year
  3. Anderson County - $64,598 per year

The healthcare professionals with highest average salaries in Kentucky were:

  1. Plastic Surgeon - $216,440 per year
  2. Allergists And Immunologist - $182,730 per year
  3. Pediatrician - $161,720 per year

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

  1. Certifed Medical Assistant - $26,450 per year
  2. Physical Therapy Aide - $23,600 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Kentucky 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 Kentucky
  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare in Kentucky
  • Master's Degree in Healthcare in Kentucky
  • Doctoral Degree in Healthcare in Kentucky
  • Certificate in Healthcare in Kentucky

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Athletic Trainers n/a $36,960
Registered Nurses 44,920 $58,130 19.1%
Medical Assistants 7,200 $26,450 15.4%
Medical Secretaries 6,320 $27,500 69.0%
Medical and Health Services Managers 4,340 $81,460 22.3%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,720 $31,740 9.2%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 2,700 $182,730 45.9%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 2,580 $108,520 13.2%
Physical Therapists 2,390 $76,720 23.2%
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,800 $63,140 12.5%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 1,510 $36,500 -30.1%
Physical Therapist Assistants 1,500 $46,180 33.9%
Occupational Therapists 1,420 $73,570 29.1%
Healthcare Social Workers 1,410 $42,590 22.6%
Mental Health Counselors 1,280 $35,620 172.3%
Surgeons 1,100 $216,440 0.9%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 1,100 $60,760
Dietitians and Nutritionists 940 $49,420 17.5%
Physician Assistants 740 $88,530 34.5%
Physical Therapist Aides 690 $23,600 3.0%
Education Administrators, All Other 560 $65,020 27.3%
Health Educators 550 $40,900 7.8%
Pediatricians, General 360 $161,720 38.5%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 310 $51,610 40.9%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 190 $42,840
Occupational Therapy Aides 150 $33,060 36.4%
Radiation Therapists 110 $67,080 -26.7%
Epidemiologists 80 $50,200 166.7%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 60 $62,790 -53.8%

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