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Schools Offering Healthcare Programs in Montana

Each year, approximately 7.4% of Montana graduates receive degrees in healthcare. That means an estimated 1,242 healthcare professionals graduate from Montana's 23 healthcare schools each year.

Top Schools

Carroll College, which is located in Helena, is the top-ranked school in Montana that has a healthcare program. It received a ranking of 37th in the country in 2010. 54 students graduated with a degree in healthcare from Carroll College in 2010. Students at Carroll College paid $23,594 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Montana that has a healthcare program is The University of Montana. The University of Montana, which was ranked 37th in the country in 2010, is located in Missoula. In 2010, The University of Montana graduated 290 students from its healthcare program. The University of Montana charged in-state students $5,476 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Montana with a healthcare program is Rocky Mountain College, which is located in Billings. In 2010, it was ranked 44th nationwide. In 2010, 27 students graduated from Rocky Mountain College healthcare program. The tuition rate at Rocky Mountain College was $21,100 per year.


Healthcare schools in Montana, charge students an average tuition of $5,953 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $23,594 per year, or as little as $2,190 per year. In 2010, the healthcare schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Montana were:

  1. Carroll College - located in Helena, students are charged $23,594 per year
  2. Rocky Mountain College - located in Billings, students are charged $21,100 per year
  3. University of Great Falls - located in Great Falls, students are charged $18,956 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Montana healthcare schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Blackfeet Community College - located in Browning, students are charged $2,190 per year
  2. Fort Peck Community College - located in Poplar, students are charged $2,250 per year
  3. Fort Belknap College - located in Harlem, students are charged $2,410 per year

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

Many Montana healthcare graduates become a office manager, clinical social worker, teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped, fitness and wellness coordinator, and clinical research scientist. In 2010, there were 18,880 healthcare professional working in Montana, including 310 clinical instructors, 830 office managers, and 340 clinical social workers. The largest populations of Montana healthcare professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Beaverhead County - 4,560 healthcare professionals
  2. Carbon County - 3,680 healthcare professionals
  3. Missoula County - 2,710 healthcare professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 21,580 healthcare professionals will be working in Montana. This would require the number of healthcare professional to grow by 20%.


On average, healthcare professionals earn $67,157 per year. However, Montana healthcare professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,370 per year to more than $137,120 per year in 2010. On average healthcare professional earn the most in the following Montana counties:

  1. Missoula County - $69,484 per year
  2. Beaverhead County - $67,682 per year
  3. Carbon County - $67,239 per year

Healthcare professionals in the following counties in Montana make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Flathead County - $55,791 per year
  2. Cascade County - $57,519 per year
  3. Big Horn County - $59,536 per year

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

  1. Pediatrician - $234,940 per year
  2. Plastic Surgeon - $222,820 per year
  3. Allergists And Immunologist - $199,410 per year

On average, the lowest paid healthcare professionals in Montana were:

  1. Certifed Medical Assistant - $27,570 per year
  2. Physical Therapy Aide - $24,060 per year

More Information

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

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 8,500 $57,860 13.5%
Medical Secretaries 2,160 $27,930 56.5%
Medical Assistants 990 $27,570 41.4%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 870 $199,410 314.3%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 850 $30,770 21.4%
Medical and Health Services Managers 830 $73,640 76.6%
Physical Therapists 820 $67,140 28.1%
Mental Health Counselors 530 $29,310 89.3%
Healthcare Social Workers 340 $43,620 41.7%
Physician Assistants 330 $85,470 37.5%
Health Educators 310 $39,700 63.2%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 280 $37,620 -9.7%
Speech-Language Pathologists 280 $52,530 0.0%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 270 $57,000 80.0%
Occupational Therapists 230 $60,760 0.0%
Physical Therapist Aides 210 $24,060 10.5%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 190 $44,740 35.7%
Surgeons 130 $222,820 8.3%
Athletic Trainers 130 $32,300
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 120 $53,020 -7.7%
Physical Therapist Assistants 110 $38,890 -8.3%
Radiation Therapists 90 $70,110 80.0%
Pediatricians, General 80 $234,940 0.0%
Education Administrators, All Other 70 $56,530 -12.5%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 70 $44,590 -30.0%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 60 $61,400
Occupational Therapy Assistants 30 $39,510 -50.0%

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