Becoming a Health Scientist via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Kaplan University, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering health science courses to train individuals to become top-notch health psychologists, physicians, doctors, nurses, surgeons, health scientists, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 4,610 people employed as epidemiologists alone in America, and their average annual salary is $64,950. Medical scientists make on average $84,760 per year and there are about 101,760 of them employed today. Colleges and universities like Kaplan University that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Health Scientist Salary Information

Category: Epidemiologists

Total # Employed in the US 4,610
Average Hourly Wage: $31.22/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$19.64 $23.98 $29.66 $36.23 $44.52
Average Yearly Salary $64,950
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$40,860 $49,870 $61,700 $75,350 $92,610
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.2% 0.8% 0.7% 0.6% 12.6% 24.6% 60.6%
Epidemiologists — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
North Dakota $36.36/hr $75,620
Florida $36.2/hr $75,300
Utah $36.19/hr $75,270
Colorado $35.84/hr $74,540
Missouri $35.21/hr $73,240
Oregon $35.19/hr $73,190
Hawaii $35.01/hr $72,820
Kansas $33.78/hr $70,260
Washington $32.73/hr $68,070
Nebraska $32.35/hr $67,290
Oklahoma $32.06/hr $66,680
Montana $31.38/hr $65,260
Mississippi $30.53/hr $63,510
South Dakota $30.46/hr $63,350
Ohio $29.88/hr $62,150
Tennessee $29.73/hr $61,840
Connecticut $29.28/hr $60,890
New York $29.12/hr $60,560
New Mexico $29.12/hr $60,570
Idaho $27.96/hr $58,160
South Carolina $27.89/hr $58,000
Wisconsin $27.59/hr $57,390
Guam $26.78/hr $55,700
Massachusetts $26.61/hr $55,360
California $26.5/hr $55,120
Wyoming $25.92/hr $53,910
Maryland $25.41/hr $52,850
New Hampshire $24.33/hr $50,600
Arkansas $23.18/hr $48,220
Nevada $17.81/hr $37,050


Category: Medical scientists, except epidemiologists

Total # Employed in the US 101,760
Average Hourly Wage: $40.75/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$19.87 $25.77 $35.86 $49.55 $66.75
Average Yearly Salary $84,760
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$41,320 $53,600 $74,590 $103,060 $138,840
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.2% 0.8% 0.7% 0.6% 12.6% 24.6% 60.6%
Medical scientists, except epidemiologists — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Puerto Rico $58.1/hr $120,850
North Dakota $54.26/hr $112,870
Kansas $53.78/hr $111,870
Pennsylvania $50.31/hr $104,640
Utah $46.36/hr $96,420
Florida $46.05/hr $95,790
Mississippi $45.79/hr $95,240
Delaware $45.4/hr $94,430
West Virginia $45.16/hr $93,920
Massachusetts $44.93/hr $93,450
Tennessee $44.45/hr $92,450
Oklahoma $43.49/hr $90,460
Missouri $43.15/hr $89,750
Michigan $42.89/hr $89,200
Colorado $42.38/hr $88,140
District of Columbia $41.78/hr $86,900
Oregon $40.86/hr $85,000
Hawaii $39.99/hr $83,170
Connecticut $36.05/hr $74,980
Montana $35.26/hr $73,350
Louisiana $34.56/hr $71,890
Idaho $34.23/hr $71,190
Arkansas $34.15/hr $71,030
Maine $33.59/hr $69,870
New Hampshire $33.32/hr $69,300
South Carolina $32.99/hr $68,620
Virginia $32.68/hr $67,970
Nebraska $31.8/hr $66,140
Indiana $31.12/hr $64,730
Wyoming $30.95/hr $64,390
Guam $30.7/hr $63,860
Nevada $30.04/hr $62,470
Kentucky $29.16/hr $60,650
New Jersey $28.41/hr $59,080
New York $28.23/hr $58,730
California $27.68/hr $57,570
South Dakota $26.65/hr $55,430
Washington $26.64/hr $55,410
Ohio $26.49/hr $55,090
Wisconsin $26.47/hr $55,060
Iowa $26.29/hr $54,670
Alabama $25.83/hr $53,720
New Mexico $25.2/hr $52,420
Maryland $24.88/hr $51,740


Category: Medical and clinical laboratory technologists

Total # Employed in the US 166,860
Average Hourly Wage: $26.74/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$18.05 $22.02 $26.51 $31.27 $36.52
Average Yearly Salary $55,620
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$37,540 $45,810 $55,140 $65,050 $75,960
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
1.4% 10.8% 18.2% 17.2% 44.4% 5.4% 2.5%
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Colorado $35.27/hr $73,350
New York $32.48/hr $67,550
Alaska $30.78/hr $64,030
Delaware $30.27/hr $62,950
Florida $30.05/hr $62,510
Mississippi $29.74/hr $61,860
Virginia $29.71/hr $61,790
Missouri $29.4/hr $61,150
North Dakota $29.37/hr $61,090
Tennessee $29.27/hr $60,880
Indiana $28.92/hr $60,150
Oklahoma $28.78/hr $59,860
Nebraska $28.52/hr $59,320
District of Columbia $28.41/hr $59,090
Puerto Rico $27.37/hr $56,930
Connecticut $26.88/hr $55,920
North Carolina $26.28/hr $54,660
Wisconsin $25.71/hr $53,470
Hawaii $25.64/hr $53,340
Utah $25.53/hr $53,100
Montana $25.51/hr $53,060
Michigan $25.5/hr $53,050
Iowa $25.43/hr $52,900
New Jersey $25.29/hr $52,600
New Hampshire $25.22/hr $52,450
Kansas $25.01/hr $52,020
South Carolina $24.98/hr $51,950
Maine $24.96/hr $51,910
Wyoming $24.73/hr $51,450
Guam $24.72/hr $51,410
Louisiana $24.48/hr $50,910
Idaho $24.33/hr $50,610
Maryland $24.22/hr $50,390
Oregon $24.18/hr $50,300
Alabama $24.06/hr $50,050
California $23.59/hr $49,060
Arkansas $23.54/hr $48,960
Massachusetts $23.52/hr $48,920
Washington $23.49/hr $48,860
Kentucky $23.47/hr $48,830
Pennsylvania $23.41/hr $48,680
West Virginia $23.28/hr $48,420
Nevada $23.21/hr $48,270
New Mexico $22.73/hr $47,270
South Dakota $22.4/hr $46,590
Ohio $21.91/hr $45,570


Category: Nuclear medicine technologists

Total # Employed in the US 21,670
Average Hourly Wage: $32.91/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$23.42 $27.71 $32.65 $38.28 $43.58
Average Yearly Salary $68,450
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$48,710 $57,640 $67,910 $79,630 $90,650
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.7% 8.7% 21.6% 45.3% 19.4% 2.0% 2.3%
Nuclear medicine technologists — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Colorado $41.63/hr $86,590
North Dakota $38.71/hr $80,520
Mississippi $38.22/hr $79,500
New York $37.78/hr $78,590
Delaware $37.5/hr $78,000
Virginia $36.81/hr $76,560
Connecticut $36.68/hr $76,300
Tennessee $36.04/hr $74,950
Indiana $35.57/hr $73,980
Oklahoma $35.03/hr $72,860
Arkansas $34.77/hr $72,330
Nebraska $34.62/hr $72,020
North Carolina $34.5/hr $71,760
Kansas $34.24/hr $71,220
Missouri $33.92/hr $70,560
Florida $33.84/hr $70,390
District of Columbia $33.17/hr $68,990
Michigan $32.55/hr $67,710
South Dakota $32.01/hr $66,580
Kentucky $31.82/hr $66,180
Iowa $31.74/hr $66,010
New Hampshire $31.53/hr $65,590
Hawaii $31.43/hr $65,360
New Jersey $31.4/hr $65,320
Nevada $31.08/hr $64,650
California $31.08/hr $64,640
Guam $31.04/hr $64,560
Wyoming $31/hr $64,480
Idaho $30.99/hr $64,450
Montana $30.71/hr $63,880
South Carolina $30.64/hr $63,730
Louisiana $30.45/hr $63,340
Oregon $30.34/hr $63,100
Massachusetts $30.26/hr $62,930
Washington $30.24/hr $62,900
Puerto Rico $30.24/hr $62,890
New Mexico $29.87/hr $62,130
Maine $29.75/hr $61,890
Wisconsin $29.64/hr $61,650
Utah $28.99/hr $60,300
Alabama $28.15/hr $58,560
Maryland $27.64/hr $57,490
Pennsylvania $27.48/hr $57,160
West Virginia $26.85/hr $55,850
Ohio $25.66/hr $53,370


Category: Surgical technologists

Total # Employed in the US 91,250
Average Hourly Wage: $19.57/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$13.42 $15.91 $18.94 $22.74 $26.74
Average Yearly Salary $40,710
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$27,910 $33,090 $39,400 $47,310 $55,620
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
2.5% 27.8% 34.1% 19.0% 14.1% 1.4% 1.1%
Surgical technologists — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Mississippi $23.47/hr $48,820
New York $23.29/hr $48,440
Nebraska $22.88/hr $47,590
Florida $22.78/hr $47,390
Colorado $22.4/hr $46,600
Delaware $22.07/hr $45,910
Tennessee $22.06/hr $45,880
Indiana $21.75/hr $45,230
Missouri $21.72/hr $45,170
Connecticut $21.7/hr $45,140
Alaska $21.67/hr $45,070
Virginia $21.6/hr $44,930
Kansas $21.59/hr $44,900
North Dakota $21.24/hr $44,180
Oklahoma $21.17/hr $44,020
Arkansas $20.99/hr $43,660
Iowa $20.43/hr $42,500
North Carolina $19.91/hr $41,410
District of Columbia $19.54/hr $40,640
Montana $19.47/hr $40,500
Michigan $19.3/hr $40,150
Puerto Rico $19.2/hr $39,930
New Jersey $19.19/hr $39,920
Wyoming $19.07/hr $39,670
Kentucky $18.77/hr $39,040
South Carolina $18.59/hr $38,680
Utah $18.39/hr $38,240
New Mexico $18.39/hr $38,250
Massachusetts $18.11/hr $37,660
New Hampshire $18.07/hr $37,590
Oregon $18.02/hr $37,480
Wisconsin $17.98/hr $37,400
Guam $17.88/hr $37,190
Hawaii $17.8/hr $37,030
West Virginia $17.44/hr $36,280
Idaho $17.37/hr $36,130
Maine $17.21/hr $35,810
Louisiana $17.21/hr $35,810
Maryland $16.92/hr $35,200
Washington $16.87/hr $35,080
Pennsylvania $16.69/hr $34,720
California $16.47/hr $34,260
Ohio $16.31/hr $33,930
South Dakota $16.28/hr $33,860
Alabama $15.84/hr $32,940
Nevada $15.69/hr $32,640


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