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Schools Offering Health Science Programs in Missouri

Each year, approximately 0.1% of Missouri graduates receive degrees in health science. In other words, every year an estimated 153 health science professionals graduate from Missouri's 9 health science schools.

Top Schools

Westminster College, which was ranked 39th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a health science program. It is located in Fulton. In 2010, no students graduated from Westminster College's health science program. Tuition at Westminster College was $19,760 per year.

The second-ranked school in Missouri with a health science program is Washington University in St Louis, which is located in Saint Louis. In 2010, it was ranked 53rd nationwide. 60 students graduated with degree in health science from Washington University in St Louis in 2010. Washington University in St Louis charged in-state students $40,369 in tuition fees per year.

University of Missouri-Columbia, which was ranked 53rd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Missouri that has a health science program. It is located in Columbia. In 2010, University of Missouri-Columbia graduated 13 students from its health science programs. Students at University of Missouri-Columbia paid $8,501 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Missouri's health science schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $17,518 per year, though tuition can range from $40,369 per year to $8,501 per year. In 2010, the following Missouri health science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Washington University in St Louis - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $40,369 per year
  2. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
  3. Drury University - located in Springfield, students are charged $19,854 per year

The health science schools in Missouri that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. University of Missouri-Columbia - located in Columbia, students are charged $8,501 per year
  2. University of Missouri-St Louis - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $8,631 per year
  3. Sanford-Brown College - located in Saint Peters, students are charged $10,578 per year

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

health science graduates in Missouri can go into a variety of professions such as office manager, nurse epidemiologist, clinical research scientist, biophysics scientist, and therapist. If you decide to work as a health science professional in Missouri, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 142,070 Missouri health science professional as of 2010. This number includes 210 fitness and wellness coordinators, 4,390 office managers, and 80 nurse epidemiologists. The largest populations of Missouri health science professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Bond County - 69,180 health science professionals
  2. Franklin County - 47,080 health science professionals
  3. Christian County - 10,760 health science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of health science professionals in Missouri will grow by 15%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 145,480 health science professionals working in Missouri. The greatest growth for health science professional is predicted to be amongst Certified Athletic Trainers, who are expected to increase by 33% by 2018.


health science professionals in Missouri make an average of $59,951 per year. In 2010, however, some Missouri health science professional earned as little as less than $15,600 per year or as much as more than $136,970 per year. The following counties in Missouri have the highest average salaries for health science professionals:

  1. Franklin County - $72,460 per year
  2. Doniphan County - $66,114 per year
  3. Bond County - $64,032 per year

On average, health science professionals earn the least in the following Missouri counties:

  1. Jasper County - $46,698 per year
  2. Boone County - $54,276 per year
  3. Audrain County - $54,924 per year

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

  1. Allergists And Immunologist - $161,840 per year
  2. Pediatrician - $149,250 per year
  3. Biophysics Scientist - $137,300 per year

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

  1. Physical Therapy Aide - $23,880 per year
  2. Plastic Surgeon - per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Missouri 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 Missouri
  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Science in Missouri
  • Master's Degree in Health Science in Missouri
  • Doctoral Degree in Health Science in Missouri

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 66,810 $59,140 25.0%
Medical Secretaries 21,560 $29,570 202.0%
Medical Assistants 8,300 $26,830 24.6%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 5,850 $161,840 114.3%
Healthcare Social Workers 4,520 $41,510 63.8%
Medical and Health Services Managers 4,390 $77,000 24.0%
Physical Therapists 4,140 $70,040 24.3%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 3,750 $32,880 -25.0%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 3,540 $33,530 30.6%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 2,820 $70,180 -26.6%
Speech-Language Pathologists 2,710 $64,050 21.0%
Occupational Therapists 2,430 $68,380 10.5%
Physical Therapist Assistants 1,770 $47,810 30.1%
Health Educators 1,240 $44,490 -2.4%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,140 $46,580 2.7%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 1,130 $60,650 29.9%
Mental Health Counselors 880 $36,490 -12.0%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 780 $50,930 16.4%
Physician Assistants 720 $72,860 -16.3%
Physical Therapist Aides 660 $23,880 -7.0%
Surgeons 510 n/a -41.4%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 460 $79,770 -76.3%
Athletic Trainers 370 $37,980 -55.4%
Pediatricians, General 330 $149,250 -52.2%
Radiation Therapists 240 $72,210 -11.1%
Education Administrators, All Other 210 $72,330 -38.2%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 210 $57,830 -94.1%
Occupational Therapy Aides 210 $29,200 50.0%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 190 $50,600
Physicists 120 $137,300 140.0%
Epidemiologists 80 $53,380 -68.0%

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