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Schools Offering Healthcare Programs in Nebraska

Approximately 8.5% of graduates in of Nebraska receive healthcare degrees every year. Thus, Nebraska's 38 healthcare schools put out approximately 4,535 healthcare professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Nebraska that has a healthcare program is University of Nebraska at Kearney. University of Nebraska at Kearney, which was ranked 30th in the country in 2010, is located in Kearney. In 2010, University of Nebraska at Kearney graduated 41 students from its healthcare program. Students at University of Nebraska at Kearney paid $5,912 per year in tuition fees.

Union College, which is located in Lincoln, is the second-ranked school in Nebraska that has a healthcare program. It received a ranking of 36th in the country in 2010. 68 students graduated with degree in healthcare from Union College in 2010. Union College charged in-state students $18,150 in tuition fees per year.

Midland Lutheran College, which was ranked 36th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Nebraska that has a healthcare program. It is located in Fremont. In 2010, Midland Lutheran College graduated 44 students from its healthcare programs. Students at Midland Lutheran College paid $23,664 per year in tuition fees.


Healthcare schools in Nebraska, charge students an average tuition of $9,880 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $30,578 per year, or as little as $2,040 per year. In 2010, the following Nebraska healthcare schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Creighton University - located in Omaha, students are charged $30,578 per year
  2. Midland Lutheran College - located in Fremont, students are charged $23,664 per year
  3. Nebraska Wesleyan University - located in Lincoln, students are charged $23,474 per year

The following Nebraska healthcare schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Western Nebraska Community College - located in Scottsbluff, students are charged $2,040 per year
  2. Southeast Community College Area - located in Lincoln, students are charged $2,205 per year
  3. Metropolitan Community College Area - located in Omaha, students are charged $2,385 per year

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

Office manager, clinical social worker, teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped, fitness and wellness coordinator, and clinical research scientist are the professions of choice for a majority of healthcare graduates in Nebraska. If you decide to work as a healthcare professional in Nebraska, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 41,550 Nebraska healthcare professional as of 2010. This number includes 750 clinical instructors, 2,290 office managers, and 970 clinical social workers. In Nebraska, the largest numbers of healthcare professional work in the following counties:

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

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of healthcare professionals is expected to grow by 24% by 2018. There are projected to be 51,360 healthcare professionals working in Nebraska then. Of these 51,360 healthcare professionals, the government predicts that 740 will be clinical instructors, 2,460 will be office managers, and 1,120 will be clinical social workers.


healthcare professionals in Nebraska make an average of $57,821 per year. In 2010, however, some Nebraska healthcare professional earned as little as less than $15,960 per year or as much as more than $161,770 per year. The following counties in Nebraska have the highest average salaries for healthcare professionals:

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

The Nebraska counties with the lowest average salary for healthcare professionals are:

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

On average, the highest paid healthcare professionals 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

The healthcare professionals with lowest average salaries in Nebraska were:

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

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Nebraska statistics regarding a career in healthcare. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Nebraska
  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare in Nebraska
  • Master's Degree in Healthcare in Nebraska
  • Doctoral Degree in Healthcare in Nebraska
  • Certificate in Healthcare 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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