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Schools Offering Health Science Programs in Tennessee

Around 0.1% of Tennessee's graduates graduate from health science degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 101 health science professionals graduate from Tennessee's 6 health science schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Tennessee that has a health science program is Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt University, which was ranked 11th in the country in 2010, is located in Nashville. In 2010, 73 students graduated from Vanderbilt University's health science program. Students at Vanderbilt University paid $39,930 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Tennessee that has a health science program is Rhodes College. Rhodes College, which was ranked 26th in the country in 2010, is located in Memphis. In 2010, Rhodes College graduated 5 students from its health science program. Rhodes College charged in-state students $34,580 in tuition fees per year.

The University of Tennessee, which is located in Knoxville, is the third-ranked school in Tennessee that has a health science program. It received a ranking of 62nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, The University of Tennessee graduated 13 students from its health science programs. The University of Tennessee charged in-state students $7,382 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Tennessee's health science schools ranges from $39,930 per year to $7,382 per year. But, the average tuition is $22,253 per year. In 2010, the following Tennessee health science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Vanderbilt University - located in Nashville, students are charged $39,930 per year
  2. Rhodes College - located in Memphis, students are charged $34,580 per year
  3. King College - located in Bristol, students are charged $22,908 per year

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

  1. The University of Tennessee - located in Knoxville, students are charged $7,382 per year
  2. Lee University - located in Cleveland, students are charged $12,220 per year
  3. South College - located in Knoxville, students are charged $16,500 per year

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

Office manager, nurse epidemiologist, clinical research scientist, biophysics scientist, and therapist are the professions of choice for a majority of health science graduates in Tennessee. 123,450 health science professionals were working in Tennessee in 2010. Of these, 580 were fitness and wellness coordinators. In addition, 6,070 were office managers, and 120 were nurse epidemiologists. The largest populations of Tennessee health science professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Cannon County - 29,850 health science professionals
  2. Crittenden County - 27,040 health science professionals
  3. Anderson County - 17,470 health science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of health science professionals in the state of Tennessee will grow to 136,370. This would require a 19% growth in the field.


health science professionals in Tennessee earn $63,163 per year on average. But, salaries for health science professional can vary. In 2010, health science professional made as little as less than $15,780 per year or as much as more than $162,930 per year in Tennessee. The following counties in Tennessee have the highest average salaries for health science professionals:

  1. Catoosa County - $68,025 per year
  2. Cannon County - $66,437 per year
  3. Crittenden County - $65,661 per year

Health science professionals in the following counties in Tennessee make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Grainger County - $45,321 per year
  2. Chester County - $56,650 per year
  3. Benton County - $56,953 per year

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

  1. Allergists And Immunologist - $214,750 per year
  2. Pediatrician - $177,460 per year
  3. Biophysics Scientist - $109,570 per year

The health science professionals with lowest average salaries in Tennessee were:

  1. Physical Therapy Aide - $22,450 per year
  2. Plastic Surgeon - per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in health science in Tennessee 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.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Science in Tennessee
  • Master's Degree in Health Science in Tennessee
  • Doctoral Degree in Health Science in Tennessee

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 61,890 $60,480 18.8%
Medical Assistants 10,970 $27,140 26.2%
Medical Secretaries 6,140 $27,450 -8.5%
Medical and Health Services Managers 6,070 $79,040 20.2%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 4,120 $214,750
Physical Therapists 4,090 $77,790 22.1%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 3,310 $31,000 11.8%
Healthcare Social Workers 2,790 $46,370 50.0%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 2,560 $85,190 -12.3%
Mental Health Counselors 2,480 $32,670 32.6%
Physical Therapist Assistants 2,270 $51,680 0.0%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 2,180 $35,070 -9.9%
Speech-Language Pathologists 2,080 $58,280 27.6%
Occupational Therapists 1,900 $73,700 17.3%
Physician Assistants 1,600 $90,320 131.9%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,260 $50,020 37.0%
Surgeons 1,130 n/a 22.8%
Health Educators 980 $39,610 0.0%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 950 $65,490 150.0%
Physical Therapist Aides 910 $22,450 26.4%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 840 $49,840 104.9%
Education Administrators, All Other 580 $65,080
Pediatricians, General 400 $177,460 0.0%
Athletic Trainers 400 $40,170 -11.1%
Physicists 360 $109,570
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 340 $78,480 9.7%
Radiation Therapists 260 $66,790 -3.7%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 210 $50,140 10.5%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 170 $61,750
Epidemiologists 120 $56,040 140.0%
Occupational Therapy Aides 90 $34,230 28.6%

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