Indiana is a state ripe with opportunities for improvement in areas of public health. Each year, the United Health Foundation compiles a list that ranks states by their overall health. The latest data shows that Indiana ranks 41st in the United States. Again, this presents great opportunity if you’re the glass half full type of person.
In terms of employment, Indiana is a state that has better than average employment of health administrators as compared to other states. According to the BLS, Indiana employs approximately 7,500 individuals in the health admin field.
With a forecasted 22% growth in employment in the field between 2010 and 2020, it’s a pretty safe bet that you would be able to find a job in this state. Numerous large health centers, including academic centers, provide opportunity for employment to recent grads.
The annual mean wage for a professional in the health admin field in Indiana is approximately $83,500. This is below the national average of $98,500, however, cost of living must also be taken into account when comparing to other regions of the United States.
Healthcare Administration Schools in Indiana
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
- Graduate Certificate in Health Systems Management
- Graduate Certificate in Public Health
- Master of Public Health: Epidemiology Concentration
- Master of Public Health: Health Policy and Management Concentration
Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion, IN)
- Graduate Certificate in Health Care (online)
- Master of Business Administration: Health Care Specialization
- Master of Business Administration: Health Care Specialization (online)
Cost of Living in Indiana
As mentioned above, the state of Indiana is one of the lower paying states for health administrators. However, the cost of living in the state is significantly lower than the national average. This is something you should take into account when comparing salaries across states.
If you’re looking for a weekend getaway while in school, Chicago isn’t too far away. Also, the Great Lakes of Michigan also offer beautiful, relaxing scenery and beaches for you to enjoy. Lots of amenities will be available to you if you end up living in a city like Indianapolis.
If you want to jump to the next state, follow the link to Iowa.