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Schools Offering Healthcare Programs in Maine

Approximately 10.6% of graduates in of Maine receive healthcare degrees every year. Thus, Maine's 25 healthcare schools put out approximately 2,908 healthcare professionals each year.

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University of Maine, which was ranked 34th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Maine that has a healthcare program. It is located in Orono. 143 students graduated with a degree in healthcare from University of Maine in 2010. Students at University of Maine paid $10,142 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Maine that has a healthcare program is Saint Joseph's College of Maine. Saint Joseph's College of Maine, which was ranked 42nd in the country in 2010, is located in Standish. In 2010, Saint Joseph's College of Maine graduated 191 students from its healthcare program. The tuition rate at Saint Joseph's College of Maine was $27,345 per year.

University of Southern Maine, which was ranked 42nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Maine that has a healthcare program. It is located in Portland. In 2010, 259 students graduated from University of Southern Maine healthcare program. Tuition at University of Southern Maine was $8,538 per year.


Tuition at Maine's healthcare schools ranges from $29,330 per year to $3,124 per year. But, the average tuition is $8,061 per year. The Maine healthcare schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of New England - located in Biddeford, students are charged $29,330 per year
  2. Saint Joseph's College of Maine - located in Standish, students are charged $27,345 per year
  3. Unity College - located in Unity, students are charged $22,500 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Maine healthcare schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Kennebec Valley Community College - located in Fairfield, students are charged $3,124 per year
  2. Eastern Maine Community College - located in Bangor, students are charged $3,207 per year
  3. Northern Maine Community College - located in Presque Isle, students are charged $3,223 per year

A healthcare degree from a Maine 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 Maine. Maine had 33,790 healthcare professionals in 2010. 460 of these healthcare professionals were clinical instructors, 1,550 were office managers, and 640 were clinical social workers. The following counties have the largest number of Maine healthcare professionals:

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

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of healthcare professionals in the state of Maine will grow to 35,600. This would require a 13% growth in the field.


healthcare professionals in Maine earn $64,906 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Maine healthcare professional earned as little as less than $16,510 per year or as much as more than $150,680 per year. The counties in Maine with the highest average salary for healthcare 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 healthcare professional:

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

On average, the highest paid healthcare professionals 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

The healthcare professionals with lowest average salaries in Maine were:

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

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Maine statistics regarding a career in healthcare and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 Maine
  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare in Maine
  • Master's Degree in Healthcare in Maine
  • Doctoral Degree in Healthcare in Maine
  • Certificate in Healthcare 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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