Kansas, like many other US states, is experiencing a boom in their aging population. This means good things for you if you are looking for a job in the healthcare sector in this state.
According to researchers at Kansas State, the population of Kansas is expected to grow by nearly 250,000 by the year 2030. However, the one important item of note is that close to 235,000 of those individuals will be over the age of 65.
The age of 65 is the general retirement age in the US, and many of these individuals will need a multitude of healthcare services in order to maintain their well being. In addition, the increased rate of retirement will necessitate a need for new workers to fill open positions in the healthcare sector.
Over the next few decades, a great deal of effort will be put into ensuring that cities are prepared for the influx of aging citizens. Cities like Kansas City, MO are already taking steps to prepare to support their seniors through health screenings, health checklists, and improved access to clinics and medical care.
As you likely know, health administrators tend to make a decent income that is well above the average for a typical worker in the United States. According to the BLS, there are approximately 2,300 individuals working in a health administration role in Kansas. Those individuals are taking home an average salary of $85,680. These numbers are based on 2012 data and may have changed slightly.
Healthcare Administration Schools in Kansas
University of Phoenix (Wichita, KS)
- Doctor of Health Administration (online)
- Master of Health Administration/Gerontology (online)
Wichita State University (Wichita, KS)
- Graduate Certificate in Public Health
- Master of Business Administration: Health Care Administration
Cost of Living in Kansas
According to AreaVibes, a leading city and state data analytics company, the state of Kansas has a livability score that is near the national average. The livability score is composed of things like amenities, cost of living, crime, etc. This score can help you get a better idea of how “livable” a location is.
In this example, the city of Topeka has a total score of 75 out of 100. The cost of living is very low compared to the rest of the country, and the available amenities score quite well.
However, the main item to keep an eye on is the crime. If you are planning to move to Topeka you may want to do some investigation into the safest, and least safe, areas to live in the city. This should be done for any city/state in the US that you plan to move to.
Kentucky is the next state on the list.