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Schools Offering Allied Health Programs in Minnesota

Approximately 2.1% of graduates in of Minnesota receive allied health certificates every year. Thus, Minnesota's 64 allied health schools put out approximately 3,931 allied health professionals each year.

Top Schools

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which is located in Minneapolis, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a allied health program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. 91 students graduated with a certificate in allied health from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities charged in-state students $12,288 in tuition fees per year.

University of Minnesota-Duluth, which is located in Duluth, is the second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a allied health program. It received a ranking of 36th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Minnesota-Duluth graduated 5 students from its allied health program. The tuition rate at University of Minnesota-Duluth was $11,808 per year.

The third-ranked school in Minnesota with a allied health program is Augsburg College, which is located in Minneapolis. In 2010, it was ranked 37th nationwide. In 2010, Augsburg College graduated 26 students from its allied health programs. Students at Augsburg College paid $28,864 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Minnesota's allied health schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $10,664 per year, though tuition can range from $33,500 per year to $4,551 per year. The Minnesota allied health schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Gustavus Adolphus College - located in Saint Peter, students are charged $33,500 per year
  2. St. Catherine University - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $30,168 per year
  3. Augsburg College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $28,864 per year

The following Minnesota allied health schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Anoka-Ramsey Community College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $4,551 per year
  2. Lake Superior College - located in Duluth, students are charged $4,608 per year
  3. Hennepin Technical College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $4,630 per year

An allied health certificate from a Minnesota school... what next?

allied health graduates in Minnesota can go into a variety of professions such as home health aide, nursing assistant, occupational therapy assistant, occupational therapy aide, and physical therapist assistant. In 2010, there were 90,040 allied health professional working in Minnesota, including 7,020 certifed medical assistants, 36,920 home health aides, and 31,580 nursing assistants. The Minnesota counties with the largest populations of allied health professional are:

  1. Anoka County - 46,100 allied health professionals
  2. Carlton County - 7,820 allied health professionals
  3. Big Stone County - 7,720 allied health professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of allied health professionals in Minnesota will grow by 19%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 110,360 allied health professionals working in Minnesota. The greatest growth for allied health professional is predicted to be amongst Home Health Aides, who are expected to increase by 42% by 2018.


On average, allied health professionals earn a salary of $32,603 per year in Minnesota state. However, Minnesota allied health professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,400 per year to more than $72,440 per year in 2010. On average allied health professional earn the most in the following Minnesota counties:

  1. Dodge County - $35,990 per year
  2. Anoka County - $33,806 per year
  3. Brown County - $33,725 per year

Allied health professionals in the following counties in Minnesota make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Aitkin County - $28,197 per year
  2. Big Stone County - $29,212 per year
  3. Becker County - $29,683 per year

The allied health professionals with highest average salaries in Minnesota were:

  1. Physical Therapist Assistant - $42,540 per year
  2. Dental Assistant - $41,170 per year
  3. Massage Therapist - $41,030 per year

On average, the lowest paid allied health professionals in Minnesota were:

  1. Home Health Aide - $23,260 per year
  2. Pharmacy Aide - $21,760 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Minnesota statistics regarding a career in allied health and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as nurse anesthetist or nurse assisting.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Allied Health in Minnesota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Allied Health in Minnesota
  • Master's Degree in Allied Health in Minnesota
  • Doctoral Degree in Allied Health in Minnesota
  • Certificate in Allied Health in Minnesota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Home Health Aides 36,920 $23,260 84.5%
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 31,580 $26,670 11.7%
Medical Assistants 7,020 $33,180 16.0%
Dental Assistants 5,320 $41,170 4.7%
Medical Transcriptionists 3,000 $35,540 -16.7%
Medical Equipment Preparers 1,740 $33,900 13.7%
Massage Therapists 1,720 $41,030 152.9%
Physical Therapist Assistants 930 $42,540 -8.8%
Pharmacy Aides 730 $21,760 9.0%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 630 $36,850 80.0%
Physical Therapist Aides 390 $25,430 8.3%
Occupational Therapy Aides 60 $29,910 0.0%

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