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Health Science Schools In Virginia

In Virginia, there are 6 accredited schools where health science classes faculty 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 Virginia, which encompasses health science training at the following levels:


  1. Ferrum College

    215 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum, Virginia 24088-9000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. George Mason University

    4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Virginia-Main Campus

    Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Washington and Lee University

    204 West Washington Street, Lexington, Virginia 24450-2116

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. South University_??_??_Richmond

    2151 Old Brick Rd, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Health Science Employment

Virginia 206,650
National 7,588,750

Of all of the health science professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Virginia.

Employment Growth for Health science professionals In Virginia

166,830 178,260 188,940 199,600 133,440
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Health Science is a shrinking field in Virginia. In 2010 there were 33,390 less health science professionals working in Virginia than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of health science has shrunk by 20% in Virginia. This is faster 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 Virginia

$57,062 $64,952 $67,965 $69,901 $74,206
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Health Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to health science professionals are growing in Virginia. The mean salary for health science professionals in 2006 was $57,062 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $74,206 per year.

Salary percentiles for Health science professionals in Virginia

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This represents a 23% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 98% pay differential between the highest paid health science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of health science in Virginia.

Average Salaries for Health science professionals and related professions in Virginia

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

In Virginia, health science professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of health science professionals is decreasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited health science schools in Virginia state is decreasing. In 2006, 458 students graduated from health science courses in Virginia. And in 2010, 139 students graduated.

Thus there was a 70% percent decrease in the number of health science school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia. 48% of these graduates received an doctor's degree in health science.

Health Science Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of health science faculty in Virginia, growth in the field of health science academia and faculty salaries in Virginia. If you are involved in teaching health science courses to students at the certificate in health science, bachelors degree in health science, masters degree in health science, and doctoral degree in health science levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of health science in Virginia. A summary of the information we have collected thus far will appear once you submit your information.

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