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Schools Offering Health Science Programs in Mississippi

Each year, approximately 0.0% of Mississippi graduates receive degrees in health science. That means an estimated 31 health science professionals graduate from Mississippi's 4 health science schools each year.

Top Schools

Mississippi State University, which is located in Mississippi State, is the top-ranked school in Mississippi that has a health science program. It received a ranking of 64th in the country in 2010. 14 students graduated with a degree in health science from Mississippi State University in 2010. Students at Mississippi State University paid $5,461 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Mississippi that has a health science program is University of Southern Mississippi. University of Southern Mississippi, which was ranked 70th in the country in 2010, is located in Hattiesburg. 7 students graduated with degree in health science from University of Southern Mississippi in 2010. Tuition at University of Southern Mississippi was $5,452 per year.

Mississippi University for Women, which is located in Columbus, is the third-ranked school in Mississippi that has a health science program. It received a ranking of 75th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 4 students graduated from Mississippi University for Women health science program. The tuition rate at Mississippi University for Women was $4,644 per year.


If you choose to attend a Mississippi health science school, average tuition will be $3,889 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $4,644 per year to $5,461 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Mississippi health science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Mississippi State University - located in Mississippi State, students are charged $5,461 per year
  2. University of Southern Mississippi - located in Hattiesburg, students are charged $5,452 per year
  3. Mississippi University for Women - located in Columbus, students are charged $4,644 per year

The following Mississippi health science schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Mississippi University for Women - located in Columbus, students are charged $4,644 per year
  2. University of Southern Mississippi - located in Hattiesburg, students are charged $5,452 per year
  3. Mississippi State University - located in Mississippi State, students are charged $5,461 per year

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

Office manager, nurse epidemiologist, clinical research scientist, biophysics scientist, and therapist are the professions of choice for a majority of health science graduates in Mississippi. 48,630 health science professionals were working in Mississippi in 2010. Of these, 50 were fitness and wellness coordinators. In addition, 2,420 were office managers, and 50 were nurse epidemiologists. The largest populations of Mississippi health science professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Copiah County - 13,160 health science professionals
  2. Alcorn County - 8,330 health science professionals
  3. Clarke County - 4,950 health science professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of health science professionals is expected to grow by 22% by 2018. There are projected to be 63,200 health science professionals working in Mississippi then. Of these 63,200 health science professionals, the government predicts that an unknown number will be fitness and wellness coordinators, 3,150 will be office managers, and an unknown number will be nurse epidemiologists.


On average, health science professionals earn $65,610 per year. However, Mississippi health science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,690 per year to more than $150,570 per year in 2010. The counties in Mississippi with the highest average salary for health science professionals are:

  1. Alcorn County - $67,422 per year
  2. Hancock County - $63,834 per year
  3. Adams County - $61,777 per year

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

  1. Forrest County - $45,937 per year
  2. Attala County - $47,615 per year
  3. Clarke County - $48,041 per year

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

  1. Allergists And Immunologist - $221,700 per year
  2. Plastic Surgeon - $204,510 per year
  3. Pediatrician - $177,650 per year

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

  1. Certifed Medical Assistant - $25,950 per year
  2. Physical Therapy Aide - $22,870 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Mississippi statistics regarding a career in health science and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as x ray technology or biology.

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Science in Mississippi
  • Doctoral Degree in Health Science in Mississippi

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 28,200 $57,940 8.6%
Medical Assistants 2,480 $25,950 48.5%
Medical and Health Services Managers 2,420 $76,900 32.2%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,020 $27,230 -13.7%
Healthcare Social Workers 1,770 $36,900 37.2%
Physical Therapists 1,550 $73,670 28.1%
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,280 $60,390 40.7%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 920 $32,610 -2.1%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 850 $58,660
Medical Secretaries 850 $26,280 -45.9%
Occupational Therapists 830 $70,200 62.7%
Mental Health Counselors 720 $40,030 41.2%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 570 $221,700 14.0%
Physical Therapist Assistants 560 $39,940 24.4%
Health Educators 550 $39,150 96.4%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 550 $44,650 5.8%
Surgeons 340 $204,510 9.7%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 340 $56,580 54.5%
Pediatricians, General 310 $177,650 3.3%
Physical Therapist Aides 300 $22,870 -28.6%
Radiation Therapists 290 $74,710 93.3%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 220 $46,550 100.0%
Physician Assistants 160 $56,050 14.3%
Physicists 130 $85,540 0.0%
Athletic Trainers 120 $40,000 20.0%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 70 $61,840
Education Administrators, All Other 50 $90,820 -50.0%
Epidemiologists 50 $37,130 25.0%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 50 $39,850 25.0%
Occupational Therapy Aides 50 $29,470
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 30 $78,130 -57.1%

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