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Public Health faculty can choose to work at one of 2 public health schools in Columbia. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of public health and public health education in Columbia, which includes public health training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Public Health Employment

Columbia 2,020
South Carolina 7,350

Exactly 2,020 of the 7,350 public health professionals employed in South Carolina, work in Columbia. The number of public health professionals in Columbia has grown by 53% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of public health professionals in Columbia has increased, overall employment in Columbia has also increased.

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Public Health employment growth

5,690 5,830 6,520 6,730 7,350
1,320 1,330 1,480 1,640 2,020
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Public Health VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$51,653 $53,540 $53,487 $55,723 $56,460
$35,040 $36,880 $38,180 $39,020 $40,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Health in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

As the number of public health professionals in Columbia has grown, salaries for public health professionals have also increased. In 2010 Columbia public health professionals earned an average yearly salary of $56,460. The average salary for public health professionals in Columbia was $51,653 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of public health professionals in Columbia is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Public health professionals in Columbia

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90th percentile

Columbia public health professionals earn a median yearly salary of $49,980. The 10% of public health professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $35,520 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $85,527 per year.

Average Salaries for Public health professionals and related professions in Columbia

Social Work
Public Health
Health Science
Public Administration
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Management

On average public health professional salaries in Columbia are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Public Health schools in Columbia


Many of Columbia's public health professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited public health schools in the city.

Public Health Programs Offered In Columbia


There are a total of 10 degree and certificate programs in public health offered by Columbia's public health schools.

Student Completed Public Health Degrees In Columbia


Approximately 72 students completed public health courses in 2010.

Public Health Faculty Salaries in Columbia, South Carolina

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