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Health Science Schools

There are 498 accredited health science schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of health science classes at one of these schools, you play a significant role in shaping the future of this growing field. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in health science, which encompasses health science training at the following levels:

  • Health Science Certificate
  • Associates degree in Health Science
  • Bachelors degree in Health Science
  • Masters degree in Health Science
  • PhD degree in Health Science


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Health science professionals

6,595,940 6,787,510 7,107,320 7,295,950 6,022,370
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

There were 6,022,370 health science professionals working in the US in 2010. The number of health science professionals has shrunk by 9% between 2006 and 2010.

This decline is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%. Until 2018 this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Health science professionals

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Nationally, the median yearly salary earned by health science professionals was $57,285 in 2010. The national median salary for all professions, was $68,155 in the same year. Thus, the median yearly salary for health science professionals in the US was 9% more than the national median salary for all professions.

National Median Salary Growth For Health Science

$49,499 $51,706 $53,880 $55,111 $57,285
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

There has been a 16% growth in health science professionals' salaries from 2006 to 2010.

Educational Trends

National Health Science Student enrollment growth by degree

618 968 1,181 1,432 814
4,719 5,658 6,982 7,704 8,215
1,423 1,442 1,706 1,785 1,804
821 901 1,245 1,259 1,367
435 803 1,133 1,564 1,504
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Health Science
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Health Science
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Health Science
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Health Science
  • Grey: Certificate in Health Science

The career outlook for health science professionals is showing a rapid change. However, on the educational front, the story is quite different. In the year 2006 there were 8,016 students who graduated from health science degree programs across the country, while in the year 2010, there were 13,704 students graduating from health science schools.

Thus, in 4 years, there was a 71% growth in the number of health science graduates. The growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general has been 12% from 2006 to 2010. Thus, the growth in the number of students graduating from health science courses is greater than the change in the number of students graduating in all disciplines in the US.

Health Science Programs offered Nationwide


It is interesting to note that while student graduation is up, the number of schools offering health science programs has also increased. In 2006 there were 392 health science schools across the nation, and in 2010, there were 498 schools.

Health Science Faculty Salaries

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