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Public Health Schools In Tennessee

Public Health classes faculty can choose to work at one of 8 accredited public health schools in Tennessee. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in public health in the state of Tennessee, which encompasses public health training at the following levels:


  1. East Tennessee State University

    807 University Pky, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Meharry Medical College

    1005 DB TODD BLVD, NASHVILLE, Tennessee 37208

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee 38152

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Roane State Community College

    276 Patton Lane, Harriman, Tennessee 37748

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Vanderbilt University

    2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37240

    17 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Virginia College-School of Business and Health

    721 Eastgate Loop Rd., Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Argosy University-Nashville

    100 Centerview Dr, Suite 225, Nashville, Tennessee 37214

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Public Health Employment

Tennessee 9,840
National 484,220

Of all of the public health professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Tennessee state.

Employment Growth for Public health professionals In Tennessee

8,360 8,620 9,880 10,040 9,840
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of public health professionals is growing in Tennessee. There were 1,480 more public health professionals working in Tennessee in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Tennessee, this field has grown by 18% in four years. This growth is slower than the change in the number of public health professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of public health professionals has grown by 19% from 2006 to 2010.

Public Health VS. All Professions salaries in Tennessee

$53,650 $53,030 $54,090 $54,317 $55,007
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Tennessee, as the number of public health professionals is growing, the salaries earned by public health professionals are increasing. In 2006 public health professionals made a mean salary of $53,650 per year, and in 2010 they made $55,007 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public health professionals in Tennessee

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This represents a 2% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Tennessee state, within the field of public health, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid public health professionals earn 149% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Public health professionals and related professions in Tennessee

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

In Tennessee, public health professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Public Health programs available for each degree type for all schools in Tennessee


The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited public health schools in Tennessee is increasing. In Tennessee, there were 125 graduates in 2006. And there were 184 graduates from public health courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of public health school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee by 47%. A majority of these graduates, or 59%, graduated with an master's degree in public health.

Public Health Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of public health faculty in Tennessee, growth in the field of public health academia and public health faculty salaries in Tennessee. If you are involved in teaching public health courses to students at the certificate in public health, associates degree in public health, bachelors degree in public health, masters degree in public health, and doctoral degree in public health levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future public health faculty in Tennessee. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

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