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Allied Health Professions Schools in Illinois

3,304 students earned Allied Health degrees in Illinois in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Allied Health Professions is the 12th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Allied Health Professions Majors in Illinois

Allied Health majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 1,087
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1,010
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 520
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 520
Master’s Degree 390
Bachelor’s Degree 297

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a allied health major is more popular with women than with men.

Allied Health Professions Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of allied health majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 5.5%
  • Black or African American: 6.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 14.0%
  • White: 67.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 5.7%
Allied Health Professions Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Allied Health Professions Grads in Illinois

In this state, there are 57,580 people employed in jobs related to an allied health degree, compared to 1,414,230 nationwide.

Allied Health Professions Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Allied Health Professions Jobs in Illinois

Allied Health grads earn an average of $62,390 in the state and $61,540 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 74 colleges in Illinois that offer allied health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn
407 Degrees in Major Awarded
24,900 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,500 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1. A typical student attending COD will pay a net price of $6,569.

215 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,104 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $19,700 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 36% are considered full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $3,668.

214 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,567 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $29,600 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 51% get financial aid.

166 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
12,817 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,843. The full-time teacher rate is 83%.

158 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,841 Total Students

In their early career, SWIC grads earn an average salary of $22,000. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 25% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.

118 Degrees in Major Awarded
537 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 79% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. An average student at Midwestern Career College will pay a net price of $15,917.

114 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,530 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 8.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 36% are considered full time.

#8

Triton College

River Grove
107 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,529 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 65% of students receive it. This public school has an average net price of $4,675. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,300 a year.

105 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,454 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,500 after earning their degree at this institution. This public school has an average net price of $6,993. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

#10

Rush University

Chicago
104 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,708 Total Students

The 0.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $63,500 a year. 74% of the teachers are full time.

Allied Health Professions Careers in IL

Some of the careers allied health majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Physician Assistants 25% $105,660
Hearing Aid Specialists 24% $40,710
Athletic Trainers 19% $42,780
Respiratory Therapists 16% $59,540
Health Specialties Professors 14% $85,020
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 12% $76,590
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 10% $31,480
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 8% $55,480
Radiation Therapists 2% $85,030
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 2% $56,780
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 2% $74,910
Health Technologists and Technicians 2% $43,790
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 1% $83,680
Surgical Technologists 1% $47,940
Nuclear Technicians 0% $84,690
Respiratory Therapy Technicians -59% $56,360

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to allied health.

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Nursing 20,702
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 7,332
Allied Health Services 3,404
Health/Medical Admin Services 3,310
Public Health 1,360
Medicine 1,071
Communication Sciences 921
Rehabilitation Professions 911

View all majors related to Allied Health Professions

View Nationwide Allied Health Professions Report

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