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Schools Offering Health Science Programs in Michigan

Each year, approximately 0.1% of Michigan graduates receive degrees in health science. In other words, every year an estimated 392 health science professionals graduate from Michigan's 15 health science schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Michigan that has a health science program is Michigan State University. Michigan State University, which was ranked 16th in the country in 2010, is located in East Lansing. In 2010, 13 students graduated from Michigan State University's health science program. Michigan State University charged in-state students $11,152 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Michigan with a health science program is Central Michigan University, which is located in Mount Pleasant. In 2010, it was ranked 33rd nationwide. In 2010, Central Michigan University graduated 12 students from its health science program. Students at Central Michigan University paid $9,688 per year in tuition fees.

Eastern Michigan University, which is located in Ypsilanti, is the third-ranked school in Michigan that has a health science program. It received a ranking of 38th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Eastern Michigan University graduated 2 students from its health science programs. Eastern Michigan University charged in-state students $8,378 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Michigan's health science schools ranges from $19,790 per year to $2,610 per year. But, the average tuition is $10,201 per year. In 2010, the health science schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Michigan were:

  1. Siena Heights University - located in Adrian, students are charged $19,790 per year
  2. Rochester College - located in Rochester, students are charged $18,056 per year
  3. Marygrove College - located in Detroit, students are charged $17,180 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Michigan health science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Schoolcraft College - located in Livonia, students are charged $2,610 per year
  2. Muskegon Community College - located in Muskegon, students are charged $2,700 per year
  3. Lake Michigan College - located in Benton Harbor, students are charged $3,270 per year

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

Many Michigan health science graduates become a office manager, nurse epidemiologist, clinical research scientist, biophysics scientist, and therapist. Michigan had 196,060 health science professionals in 2010. 1,210 of these health science professionals were fitness and wellness coordinators, 9,860 were office managers, and 140 were nurse epidemiologists. The following counties have the largest number of Michigan health science professionals:

  1. Lapeer County - 46,360 health science professionals
  2. Wayne County - 40,050 health science professionals
  3. Barry County - 15,500 health science professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 215,070 health science professionals will be working in Michigan. This would require the number of health science professional to grow by 17%.


On average, health science professionals earn a salary of $65,072 per year in Michigan state. However, Michigan health science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,130 per year to more than $160,270 per year in 2010. The counties in Michigan with the highest average salary for health science professionals are:

  1. Bay County - $83,236 per year
  2. Monroe County - $75,479 per year
  3. Calhoun County - $73,671 per year

Health science professionals in the following counties in Michigan make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Alcona County - $56,389 per year
  2. Alger County - $59,138 per year
  3. Washtenaw County - $63,467 per year

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

  1. Allergists And Immunologist - $178,130 per year
  2. Pediatrician - $165,290 per year
  3. Physical Therapy Professor - $134,410 per year

The health science professionals with lowest average salaries in Michigan were:

  1. Physical Therapy Aide - $24,910 per year
  2. Plastic Surgeon - per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Michigan 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.

  • Associate's Degree in Health Science in Michigan
  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Science in Michigan
  • Master's Degree in Health Science in Michigan
  • Doctoral Degree in Health Science in Michigan

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 86,040 $63,970 5.7%
Medical Assistants 20,720 $28,330 43.0%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 12,800 $178,130 25.2%
Medical and Health Services Managers 9,860 $85,980 31.1%
Healthcare Social Workers 9,030 $49,400 124.1%
Medical Secretaries 8,150 $30,440 -35.3%
Physical Therapists 6,940 $73,810 34.2%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 5,070 $134,410 89.2%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 5,010 $39,770 15.7%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 4,700 $35,620 -2.5%
Occupational Therapists 3,940 $65,750 12.3%
Physician Assistants 3,530 $87,740 52.2%
Physical Therapist Assistants 2,430 $42,020 -4.7%
Speech-Language Pathologists 2,230 $70,340 -33.2%
Mental Health Counselors 2,070 $46,900
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 1,790 $75,900 -27.8%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,740 $52,620 23.4%
Health Educators 1,510 $50,200 20.8%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 1,500 $72,500
Education Administrators, All Other 1,210 $78,720 39.1%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 1,100 $61,890 32.5%
Physical Therapist Aides 990 $24,910 7.6%
Athletic Trainers 790 $42,120 68.1%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 740 $43,820 -16.9%
Surgeons 550 n/a -66.5%
Radiation Therapists 550 $68,220 -28.6%
Pediatricians, General 270 $165,290 -27.0%
Physicists 250 $102,360 -3.8%
Occupational Therapy Aides 210 $33,180 75.0%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 200 $45,150 -58.3%
Epidemiologists 140 $67,750 100.0%

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