Iowa, as with many states in the US, is expected to experience growth in hiring within the healthcare sector through the next 10 years and beyond. With a rapidly aging population and the need for more professional healthcare options, Iowa will be in need of well trained administrators who can effectively run large health organizations.
Administrators and operational leaders command some of the highest hourly wages in the state of Iowa. In addition, the majority of the fields that are projected to see growth in hiring fall into the healthcare field.
The annual mean wage for a health admin in the state of Iowa is approximately $77,500. This number is lower than the national average by about $20,000. However, as with any state, you need to factor in the cost of living to get an accurate comparison between states.
Fortunately, if you are thinking of living in Iowa the cost of living is quite low. You can see data related to cost of living in the chart at the bottom of this page.
Iowa is currently ranked 30th in the United States in terms of total population. Given the middle of the road population, the state employs about 4,560 health administrators, or 3.1 administrators per 1000 people. You can expect that number to grow over the next 10 years with the expansion of medical centers such as the UI River Landing Center (video below).
Healthcare Administration Schools in Iowa
Saint Ambrose University (Davenport, IA)
- Graduate Certificate in Health Care Administration
- Masters in Business Administration: Health Care Administration Concentration
University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
- Master of Health Administration and Master of Public Health in Policy joint degree
- Master of Health Administration in Health Management and Policy
- Master of Health Administration/Juris Doctor in Law Joint Degree
- Master of Health Administration/Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning Combined Degree
- Master of Health Administration/Master of Business Administration Joint Degree
- Master of Public Health in Policy
- PhD in Health Services & Policy
- Public Health Certificate (online)
Cost of Living in the State of Iowa
As previously mentioned, the cost of living in the state of Iowa is quite low compared to the national average. You can examine that chart below to find more specific rankings. On this table, higher scores are better.
Next on the list is the state of Kansas.