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Schools Offering Healthcare Programs in North Dakota

Each year, roughly 8.6% of North Dakota students graduate with degrees in healthcare. That means an estimated 1,558 healthcare professionals graduate from North Dakota's 21 healthcare schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in North Dakota with a healthcare program is University of Mary, which is located in Bismarck. In 2010, it was ranked 44th nationwide. 266 students graduated with a degree in healthcare from University of Mary in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Mary was $13,024 per year.

Minot State University, which is located in Minot, is the second-ranked school in North Dakota that has a healthcare program. It received a ranking of 48th in the country in 2010. 96 students graduated with degree in healthcare from Minot State University in 2010. The tuition rate at Minot State University was $5,637 per year.

Salon Professional Academy, which was ranked 48th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in North Dakota that has a healthcare program. It is located in Fargo. In 2010, Salon Professional Academy graduated 1 students from its healthcare programs. The tuition rate at Salon Professional Academy was $0 per year.


Healthcare schools in North Dakota, charge students an average tuition of $5,164 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $16,780 per year, or as little as $2,000 per year. In 2010, the healthcare schools that charged the highest tuition rates in North Dakota were:

  1. Jamestown College - located in Jamestown, students are charged $16,780 per year
  2. Rasmussen College-North Dakota - located in Fargo, students are charged $13,560 per year
  3. University of Mary - located in Bismarck, students are charged $13,024 per year

The healthcare schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in North Dakota were:

  1. Turtle Mountain Community College - located in Belcourt, students are charged $2,000 per year
  2. Cankdeska Cikana Community College - located in Fort Totten, students are charged $2,480 per year
  3. Bismarck State College - located in Bismarck, students are charged $3,356 per year

A healthcare degree from a North Dakota school... what next?

Many North Dakota healthcare graduates become a office manager, clinical social worker, teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped, fitness and wellness coordinator, and therapist. North Dakota had 13,250 healthcare professionals in 2010. 170 of these healthcare professionals were clinical instructors, 650 were office managers, and 420 were clinical social workers. The North Dakota counties with the largest populations of healthcare professional are:

  1. Burleigh County - 3,470 healthcare professionals
  2. Clay County - 2,700 healthcare professionals
  3. Polk County - 1,650 healthcare professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of healthcare professionals in the state of North Dakota will grow to 13,590. This would require a 15% growth in the field.


On average, healthcare professionals earn $54,191 per year. However, North Dakota healthcare professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,480 per year to more than $99,500 per year in 2010. On average healthcare professional earn the most in the following North Dakota counties:

  1. Clay County - $61,654 per year
  2. Polk County - $61,368 per year
  3. Burleigh County - $57,742 per year

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

  1. Bottineau County - $44,108 per year
  2. Barnes County - $46,313 per year
  3. Adams County - $48,426 per year

On average, the highest paid healthcare professionals in North Dakota were:

  1. Allergists And Immunologist - $183,400 per year
  2. Pediatrician - $176,180 per year
  3. Physician Assistant - $79,310 per year

On average, the lowest paid healthcare professionals in North Dakota were:

  1. Plastic Surgeon - per year
  2. Fitness And Wellness Coordinator - per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional North Dakota 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 North Dakota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare in North Dakota
  • Master's Degree in Healthcare in North Dakota
  • Doctoral Degree in Healthcare in North Dakota
  • Certificate in Healthcare in North Dakota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 6,880 $57,020 2.1%
Medical and Health Services Managers 650 $72,430 4.8%
Medical Secretaries 650 $28,230 -5.8%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 570 $30,730 -1.7%
Physical Therapists 540 $62,490 54.3%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 480 $183,400 54.8%
Speech-Language Pathologists 450 $50,400 15.4%
Healthcare Social Workers 420 $39,000 -23.6%
Medical Assistants 370 $27,420 27.6%
Occupational Therapists 350 $56,170 66.7%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 340 $37,400 13.3%
Physician Assistants 230 $79,310 -8.0%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 210 $47,900 23.5%
Health Educators 170 $43,790 142.9%
Physical Therapist Aides 150 $24,210 7.1%
Education Administrators, All Other 140 n/a 133.3%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 140 $59,700 40.0%
Surgeons 100 n/a
Physical Therapist Assistants 100 $40,020 42.9%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 90 $41,060 50.0%
Radiation Therapists 70 $61,990 -22.2%
Mental Health Counselors 60 $48,440 -40.0%
Athletic Trainers 60 $33,300 20.0%
Pediatricians, General 30 $176,180

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