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Schools Offering Health Science Programs in Maine

Approximately 0.5% of graduates in of Maine receive health science degrees every year. That means an estimated 126 health science professionals graduate from Maine's 7 health science schools each year.

Top Schools

Bowdoin College, which is located in Brunswick, is the top-ranked school in Maine that has a health science program. It received a ranking of 15th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Bowdoin College graduated 16 students from its health science program. Bowdoin College charged in-state students $41,565 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Maine with a health science program is Colby College, which is located in Waterville. In 2010, it was ranked 21st nationwide. 10 students graduated with degree in health science from Colby College in 2010.

The third-ranked school in Maine that has a health science program is University of Southern Maine. University of Southern Maine, which was ranked 45th in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. 3 students graduated with degree in health science from University of Southern Maine in 2010. Students at University of Southern Maine paid $8,538 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Maine's health science schools ranges from $41,565 per year to $3,124 per year. But, the average tuition is $13,715 per year. In 2010, the health science schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Maine were:

  1. Bowdoin College - located in Brunswick, students are charged $41,565 per year
  2. University of New England - located in Biddeford, students are charged $29,330 per year
  3. Husson University - located in Bangor, students are charged $13,450 per year

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

  1. Kennebec Valley Community College - located in Fairfield, students are charged $3,124 per year
  2. University of Southern Maine - located in Portland, students are charged $8,538 per year
  3. Husson University - located in Bangor, students are charged $13,450 per year

A health science degree from a Maine school... what next?

Office manager, clinical research scientist, biophysics scientist, therapist, and clinical social worker are the professions of choice for a majority of health science graduates in Maine. 33,790 health science professionals were working in Maine in 2010. Of these, 170 were fitness and wellness coordinators. In addition, 1,550 were office managers, and 100 were clinical research scientists. The Maine counties with the largest populations of health science professional are:

  1. Cumberland County - 21,680 health science professionals
  2. Penobscot County - 4,090 health science professionals
  3. Aroostook County - 3,670 health science professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of health science professionals is expected to grow by 13% by 2018. There are projected to be 35,600 health science professionals working in Maine then. Of these 35,600 health science professionals, the government predicts that 180 will be fitness and wellness coordinators, 1,740 will be office managers, and 150 will be clinical research scientists.


On average, health science professionals earn $64,906 per year. However, this number is only an average. Health science professional in Maine had varying salaries from $16,510 to $150,680 per year in 2010. The counties in Maine with the highest average salary for health science professionals are:

  1. Androscoggin County - $65,763 per year
  2. Penobscot County - $64,742 per year
  3. Cumberland County - $62,251 per year

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

  1. Aroostook County - $59,284 per year
  2. Cumberland County - $62,251 per year
  3. Penobscot County - $64,742 per year

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

  1. Allergists And Immunologist - $217,700 per year
  2. Pediatrician - $160,370 per year
  3. Clinical Research Scientist - $115,470 per year

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

  1. Physical Therapy Aide - $23,890 per year
  2. Plastic Surgeon - per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Maine statistics regarding a career in health science. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as x ray technology or biology.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Science in Maine
  • Master's Degree in Health Science in Maine
  • Certificate in Health Science in Maine

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 14,730 $64,650 10.5%
Medical Secretaries 3,960 $30,360
Medical Assistants 2,310 $30,260 24.9%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1,770 $217,700 63.9%
Medical and Health Services Managers 1,550 $79,520 7.6%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 1,490 $42,900 -8.0%
Physical Therapists 1,180 $72,470 28.3%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 980 $31,830 -3.0%
Occupational Therapists 830 $62,750 38.3%
Physician Assistants 740 $84,090 27.6%
Healthcare Social Workers 640 $45,040 8.5%
Speech-Language Pathologists 620 $59,170 8.8%
Mental Health Counselors 460 $48,520 -22.0%
Health Educators 460 $43,730 27.8%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 280 $63,300 55.6%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 250 $57,400 8.7%
Surgeons 210 n/a 0.0%
Physical Therapist Assistants 210 $45,860 -16.0%
Physical Therapist Aides 210 $23,890 23.5%
Education Administrators, All Other 170 $55,780 -10.5%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 150 $43,100 114.3%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 100 $115,470 25.0%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 100 $76,460 -50.0%
Athletic Trainers 100 $47,840 66.7%
Pediatricians, General 80 $160,370 -46.7%
Radiation Therapists 60 $73,820 0.0%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 60 $59,120 -71.4%
Physicists 50 $105,190 25.0%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 40 $41,690 33.3%

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