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Schools Offering Health Science Programs in Nebraska

Around 0.1% of Nebraska's graduates graduate from health science degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 59 health science professionals graduate from Nebraska's 8 health science schools.

Top Schools

Union College, which is located in Lincoln, is the top-ranked school in Nebraska that has a health science program. It received a ranking of 36th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 10 students graduated from Union College's health science program. Students at Union College paid $18,150 per year in tuition fees.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which was ranked 60th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Nebraska that has a health science program. It is located in Lincoln. In 2010, University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduated 1 students from its health science program. Tuition at University of Nebraska-Lincoln was $7,224 per year.

The third-ranked school in Nebraska that has a health science program is Creighton University. Creighton University, which was ranked 65th in the country in 2010, is located in Omaha. In 2010, 28 students graduated from Creighton University health science program. The tuition rate at Creighton University was $30,578 per year.


If you choose to attend a Nebraska health science school, average tuition will be $11,455 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,385 per year to $30,578 per year. In 2010, the following Nebraska health science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Creighton University - located in Omaha, students are charged $30,578 per year
  2. Hastings College - located in Hastings, students are charged $22,620 per year
  3. Union College - located in Lincoln, students are charged $18,150 per year

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

  1. Metropolitan Community College Area - located in Omaha, students are charged $2,385 per year
  2. Little Priest Tribal College - located in Winnebago, students are charged $4,060 per year
  3. University of Nebraska at Omaha - located in Omaha, students are charged $6,626 per year

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

Office manager, clinical research scientist, biophysics scientist, therapist, and clinical social worker are the professions of choice for a majority of health science graduates in Nebraska. In 2010, there were 41,550 health science professional working in Nebraska, including 50 fitness and wellness coordinators, 2,290 office managers, and 240 clinical research scientists. The following counties have the largest number of Nebraska health science professionals:

  1. Harrison County - 21,860 health science professionals
  2. Lancaster County - 7,350 health science professionals
  3. Adams County - 4,640 health science professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of health science professionals is expected to grow by 24% by 2018. There are projected to be 51,360 health science professionals working in Nebraska then. Of these 51,360 health science professionals, the government predicts that 210 will be fitness and wellness coordinators, 2,460 will be office managers, and 520 will be clinical research scientists.


On average, health science professionals earn a salary of $57,821 per year in Nebraska state. In 2010, however, some Nebraska health science professional earned as little as less than $15,960 per year or as much as more than $161,770 per year. The counties in Nebraska with the highest average salary for health science professionals are:

  1. Harrison County - $66,815 per year
  2. Arthur County - $62,626 per year
  3. Adams County - $58,117 per year

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

  1. Butler County - $46,014 per year
  2. Antelope County - $54,155 per year
  3. Lancaster County - $56,946 per year

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

  1. Pediatrician - $230,420 per year
  2. Allergists And Immunologist - $146,160 per year
  3. Physical Therapy Professor - $86,370 per year

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

  1. Plastic Surgeon - per year
  2. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist - per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in health science in Nebraska and to compare salaries with various related fields such as x ray technology or biology, 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 Health Science in Nebraska
  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Science in Nebraska
  • Master's Degree in Health Science in Nebraska
  • Doctoral Degree in Health Science in Nebraska

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 18,780 $56,480 14.1%
Medical Assistants 3,070 $28,150 -1.0%
Medical Secretaries 2,880 $29,050 12.9%
Medical and Health Services Managers 2,290 $80,940 6.0%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 1,600 $86,370 7.4%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1,570 $146,160 101.3%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,520 $34,320 -16.5%
Physical Therapists 1,150 $72,940 26.4%
Healthcare Social Workers 970 $40,700 76.4%
Speech-Language Pathologists 970 $57,800 14.1%
Physician Assistants 830 $84,630 16.9%
Mental Health Counselors 750 $43,350 -7.4%
Health Educators 750 $43,590 41.5%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 740 $37,840 -26.0%
Occupational Therapists 670 $66,040 0.0%
Physical Therapist Aides 520 $21,610 116.7%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 430 $45,530 0.0%
Physical Therapist Assistants 400 $46,850 25.0%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 370 $57,560 32.1%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 240 $50,390 -14.3%
Surgeons 220 n/a 120.0%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 160 n/a
Radiation Therapists 130 $71,060 18.2%
Athletic Trainers 120 $41,670 50.0%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 110 $44,830 0.0%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 110 $46,200
Pediatricians, General 70 $230,420 -12.5%
Education Administrators, All Other 50 $60,150 -50.0%
Physicists 50 $84,420 66.7%
Occupational Therapy Aides 30 $25,590

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