Public Health Schools In Washington State

Washington State has 5 accredited public health schools where public health faculty who teach public health classes can find employment. The trends in Washington State's public health academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in public health includes public health training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Public Health
  • Masters degree in Public Health
  • PhD degree in Public Health


Schools

  1. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  2. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  3. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

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  4. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  5. Argosy University-Seattle

    2601-A Elliott Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98121

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Public Health Employment

Washington State 9,850
National 484,220

Of all of the public health professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Washington State.

Employment Growth for Public health professionals In Washington State

6,420 7,200 7,510 7,920 9,850
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of public health professionals is growing in Washington State. There were 3,430 more public health professionals working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of public health professionals has grown by 53%. This growth is faster than the national trend for public health professionals which shows a 19% increase in the number of public health professionals working around the nation.

Public Health VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$69,003 $71,477 $70,413 $69,987 $69,923
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Washington State, as the number of public health professionals is growing, the salaries earned by public health professionals are increasing. Public health professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $69,003 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $69,923 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Public health professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$41,217
25th percentile
$52,157
50th percentile
$66,397
75th percentile
$81,920
90th percentile
$104,717

Thus, there was a 1% growth in public health professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 154% pay differential between the highest paid public health professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of public health in Washington State.

Average Salaries for Public health professionals and related professions in Washington State

Emergency Management
$66,610
Health Science
$75,206
Healthcare Administration
$109,670
Healthcare Management
$109,670
Political Science
$73,070
Public Administration
$99,225
Public Health
$69,923
Social Work
$48,368

Public health professionals in Washington State earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Public Health programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
0
bachelor
5
master
6
doctor
4
Certificate
0
Total15

The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited public health schools in Washington State is increasing. In 2006 there were 196 public health graduates from public health courses in Washington State and in 2010 there were 205 graduates.

Thus there was a 5% percent increase in the number of public health school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. A majority of these graduates, or 40%, graduated with a master's degree in public health.

Public Health Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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