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Schools Offering Healthcare Programs in Minnesota

Each year, approximately 9.6% of Minnesota graduates receive degrees in healthcare. That means an estimated 17,809 healthcare professionals graduate from Minnesota's 93 healthcare schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which is located in Minneapolis, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a healthcare program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 1,498 students graduated from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities' healthcare program. The tuition rate at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was $12,288 per year.

The second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a healthcare program is College of Saint Benedict. College of Saint Benedict, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Saint Joseph. In 2010, College of Saint Benedict graduated 44 students from its healthcare program. College of Saint Benedict charged in-state students $32,246 in tuition fees per year.

Saint Johns University, which is located in Collegeville, is the third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a healthcare program. It received a ranking of 28th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Saint Johns University graduated 3 students from its healthcare programs. Tuition at Saint Johns University was $31,576 per year.


If you choose to attend a Minnesota healthcare school, average tuition will be $11,131 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,169 per year to $36,800 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Minnesota healthcare schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. St. Olaf College - located in Northfield, students are charged $36,800 per year
  2. Gustavus Adolphus College - located in Saint Peter, students are charged $33,500 per year
  3. College of Saint Benedict - located in Saint Joseph, students are charged $32,246 per year

The following Minnesota healthcare schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. White Earth Tribal and Community College - located in Mahnomen, students are charged $3,169 per year
  2. Pine Technical College - located in Pine City, students are charged $3,728 per year
  3. Anoka-Ramsey Community College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $4,551 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs healthcare graduates in Minnesota 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 Minnesota, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 112,600 Minnesota healthcare professional as of 2010. This number includes 740 clinical instructors, 6,180 office managers, and 2,140 clinical social workers. The largest populations of Minnesota healthcare professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Anoka County - 70,360 healthcare professionals
  2. Dodge County - 11,570 healthcare professionals
  3. Carlton County - 6,370 healthcare professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of healthcare professionals in Minnesota will grow by 19%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 126,540 healthcare professionals working in Minnesota. The greatest growth for healthcare professional is predicted to be amongst Physician Assistants, who are expected to increase by 42% by 2018.


healthcare professionals in Minnesota make an average of $68,294 per year. However, Minnesota healthcare professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,140 per year to more than $142,160 per year in 2010. The counties in Minnesota with the highest average salary for healthcare professionals are:

  1. Dodge County - $72,786 per year
  2. Anoka County - $71,504 per year
  3. Benton County - $70,568 per year

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

  1. Big Stone County - $48,359 per year
  2. Blue Earth County - $49,043 per year
  3. Aitkin County - $51,459 per year

On average, the highest paid healthcare professionals in Minnesota were:

  1. Allergists And Immunologist - $225,410 per year
  2. Pediatrician - $200,260 per year
  3. Biophysics Scientist - $152,450 per year

The healthcare professionals with lowest average salaries in Minnesota were:

  1. Physical Therapy Aide - $25,430 per year
  2. Plastic Surgeon - per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in healthcare in Minnesota and to compare salaries with various related fields such as x ray technology or ultrasound technology, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Healthcare in Minnesota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare in Minnesota
  • Master's Degree in Healthcare in Minnesota
  • Doctoral Degree in Healthcare in Minnesota
  • Certificate in Healthcare in Minnesota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 56,010 $73,770 13.4%
Medical Secretaries 7,430 $36,990 -10.3%
Medical Assistants 7,020 $33,180 16.0%
Medical and Health Services Managers 6,180 $99,180 27.4%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 4,250 $225,410 8.1%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 3,860 $38,390 4.6%
Physical Therapists 3,310 $69,760 -5.4%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 2,200 $46,760 -11.6%
Speech-Language Pathologists 2,190 $61,880 -10.6%
Healthcare Social Workers 2,140 $51,050 -9.3%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 2,050 $75,110
Mental Health Counselors 1,980 $42,680 27.7%
Occupational Therapists 1,960 $64,340 -15.2%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 1,720 $66,680 1.8%
Physician Assistants 1,360 $88,840 28.3%
Surgeons 1,320 n/a -21.4%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 1,210 $65,440 21.0%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 990 $56,510 15.1%
Physical Therapist Assistants 930 $42,540 -8.8%
Education Administrators, All Other 910 $78,470 62.5%
Health Educators 740 $48,890 -31.5%
Pediatricians, General 720 $200,260 5.9%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 630 $36,850 80.0%
Physical Therapist Aides 390 $25,430 8.3%
Radiation Therapists 250 $68,150 -13.8%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 250 $89,040
Athletic Trainers 240 $43,630 -11.1%
Physicists 140 $152,450 -44.0%
Epidemiologists 90 $65,510 -18.2%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 70 $40,000 -12.5%
Occupational Therapy Aides 60 $29,910 0.0%

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