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Health Science Schools In Louisiana

Louisiana has 7 accredited health science schools where health science faculty who teach health science classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in health science in the state of Louisiana, which encompasses health science training at the following levels:


  1. Centenary College of Louisiana

    2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, Louisiana 71134-1188

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans

    433 Bolivar St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112-2223

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Nicholls State University

    University Station La Hwy 1, Thibodaux, Louisiana 70310

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Louisiana Monroe

    700 University Avenue, Monroe, Louisiana 71209-0000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Our Lady of the Lake College

    7434 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808-4380

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Tulane University of Louisiana

    6823 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118-5698

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport

    1501 Kings Hwy, Shreveport, Louisiana 71103

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Louisiana Vs. National Health Science Employment

Louisiana 91,810
National 7,588,750

Of all of the health science professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Louisiana state.

Employment Growth for Health science professionals In Louisiana

78,510 83,240 86,450 87,510 77,110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Louisiana, health science is a shrinking field. There were 1,400 less health science professionals working in Louisiana in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Louisiana, this field has shrunk by 2% in four years. This is slower than the trend for health science professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of health science professionals has shrunk by 9% between 2006 and 2010.

Health Science VS. All Professions salaries in Louisiana

$58,602 $59,665 $51,539 $54,284 $67,127
$38,658 $41,019 $42,185 $43,003 $45,617
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Health Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of health science professionals is declining, the salaries paid to health science professionals are increasing in Louisiana. Health science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $58,602 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $67,127 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Health science professionals in Louisiana

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Thus, there was a 13% growth in health science professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Louisiana, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of health science. The pay differential between the highest paid health science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 93%

Average Salaries for Health science professionals and related professions in Louisiana

Biomedical Engineering
Health Information
Health Information Management
Health Science
X Ray Technician

In Louisiana, health science professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Health Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Louisiana


The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited health science schools in Louisiana is increasing. In 2006, 128 students graduated from health science courses in Louisiana. And in 2010, 158 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of health science school degree or certificate graduates in Louisiana by 23%. A majority of these graduates, or 44%, graduated with a doctor's degree in health science.

Health Science Faculty Salaries in Louisiana

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