Idaho is one of the least populous states in the US. However, that’s not to say that there isn’t opportunity to further your education in health administration.
Several options (listed below) are available to you if you are looking to get your Masters in the health admin field. You may have to pick up and move to get to the limited number of school locations in the state, but who doesn’t love a road trip. If you’re curious, the the main locations are Boise and Pocatello.
In terms of employment opportunities, Idaho is on the lower end of the scale for total employment. According to the 2012 BLS data, Idaho employs approximately 1500 individuals in the field of health administration. Many of them are located in the city of Boise.
Annual mean wage for a health admin worker is approximately $75000. The lower mean wage is partially made up for by the fact that Idaho has a relatively low cost of living,
Healthcare Administration Schools in Idaho
Boise State University
Master of Science in Health Services Leadership
Must have a bachelor degree in a health related field, must also have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to be considered for the program
15 credit minimum
Idaho State University
MBA – Health Administration
This program offers a traditional MBA with the option to focus in specific areas including health administration
Requires nine credit hours selected from health admin grouping
University of Phoenix
Doctor of Health Administration
This program is offered as an online option which is great for those of you who cannot move closer to Boise/Idaho State
Credit hours vary
Cost of Living in Idaho
As mentioned earlier, the cost of living in Idaho is a bit lower than the average in the rest of the US. This is great when it comes to finding housing if you plan to live near campus for school. Be prepared to pay more as you move closer to a university campus. This is true of any city.
Take a look at the chart below for more information about the cost of living and other ratings for the state. You can compare Idaho to the rest of the US in several categories.
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