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Health Science in Rhode Island

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Schools Offering Health Science Programs in Rhode Island

Each year, approximately 0.2% of Rhode Island graduates, receive a Health Science degree.

Brown University, the only accredited Health Science school in Rhode Island, is located in Providence. It received a ranking of 6th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Brown University graduated 89 students from its Health Science programs.


The tuition rate for students taking Health Science courses at Brown University was $40,820 per year.

A Health Science degree from a Rhode Island school... what next?

Health Science graduates in Rhode Island can go into a variety of professions such as Fitness and Wellness Coordinator, Office Manager, Clinical Research Scientist, Biophysics Scientist, Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Therapist, Public Health Educator, Dietitian, Pediatrician, Plastic Surgeon, Allergists and Immunologist, Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Radiation Therapist, Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Coder , Health and Safety Manager, Construction Safety Consultant, Certified Athletic Trainer, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Rehabilitation Aide, Physical Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Aide, Certifed Medical Assistant, and Medical Secretary. If you decide to work as a health science professional in Rhode Island, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 26,300 Rhode Island health science professional as of 2010. This number includes 140 fitness and wellness coordinators, 1,110 office managers and 320 clinical research scientists. The Rhode Island counties with the largest populations of health science professional are:

  1. Bristol County - 32,820 health science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of health science professional in Rhode Island will grow by 16%, and by 2018, there will be an estimated 29,540 health science professionals working in Rhode Island. The greatest growth for health science professional is predicted to be amongst Therapists, who are expected to increase by 26% by 2018.


Health science professionals in Rhode Island earn $76,433 per year on average. The counties in Rhode Island with the highest average salary for health science professional are:

  1. Bristol County - $75,170 per year

The following counties in Rhode Island have the lowest average salaries for health science professional:

  1. Bristol County - $75,170 per year

On average the highest paid health science professionals in Rhode Island were:

  1. Plastic Surgeon - $236,380 per year
  2. Pediatrician - $166,020 per year
  3. Allergists And Immunologist - $151,650 per year

The health science professionals with lowest average salaries in Rhode Island were:

  1. Certifed Medical Assistant - $32,590 per year
  2. Physical Therapy Aide - $25,620 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional health science statistics regarding a career in Health Science 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.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Science in Rhode Island
  • Master's Degree in Health Science in Rhode Island
  • Doctoral Degree in Health Science in Rhode Island

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physical Therapists n/a $81,080
Radiation Therapists n/a $86,940
Physical Therapist Assistants n/a $49,010
Registered Nurses 12,430 $70,640 17.0%
Medical Secretaries 2,920 $35,490 -10.4%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1,890 $151,650
Medical Assistants 1,790 $32,590 0.6%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 1,120 $54,010 -16.4%
Medical and Health Services Managers 1,110 $109,580 -5.9%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 760 $37,980 15.2%
Healthcare Social Workers 540 $57,830 17.4%
Mental Health Counselors 520 $36,650 26.8%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 420 $66,950 -33.3%
Occupational Therapists 410 $72,410 -28.1%
Speech-Language Pathologists 410 $74,950 -6.8%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 320 $74,150
Surgeons 250 $236,380
Health Educators 220 $65,130 -4.3%
Physician Assistants 210 $93,980 31.3%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 160 $62,840 0.0%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 160 $51,140 23.1%
Education Administrators, All Other 140 $79,040 27.3%
Pediatricians, General 140 $166,020 -62.2%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 100 $76,470
Physical Therapist Aides 90 $25,620 -30.8%
Occupational Therapy Aides 60 $45,840
Physicists 50 $120,690 0.0%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 40 $53,160
Athletic Trainers 40 $48,330 -33.3%

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Below are health science related jobs in Rhode Island