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Health Science Schools In Washington State

Health Science classes faculty can choose to work at one of 3 accredited health science schools in Washington State. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in health science in the state of Washington State, which encompasses health science training at the following levels:


  1. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Health Science Employment

Washington State 173,470
National 7,588,750

Approximately 2% of the country's health science professionals work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Health science professionals In Washington State

151,670 156,190 163,980 167,600 134,900
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Health Science is a shrinking field in Washington State. There were 16,770 less health science professionals working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of health science professionals has shrunk by 11%. This decline is faster than the national trend for health science professionals which shows a 9% decrease in the number of health science professionals working around the nation.

Health Science VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$63,537 $66,482 $69,725 $71,802 $77,762
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Health Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to health science professionals are growing in Washington State. Health science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $63,537 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $77,762 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Health science professionals in Washington State

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This represents a growth in salaries of 18%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of health science, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid health science professionals earning 72% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington State state.

Average Salaries for Health science professionals and related professions in Washington State

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

Health science professionals in Washington State earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited health science schools in Washington State is increasing. In Washington State, there were 44 graduates in 2006. And there were 55 graduates from health science courses in 2010.

This represents a 25% increase in the number of health science degree or certificate school graduates in Washington State state. 45% of these graduates received a doctor's degree in health science.

Health Science Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of health science faculty in Washington State, growth in the field of health science academia and faculty salaries in Washington State. If you are involved in teaching health science courses to students at the 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 Washington State. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

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