The time has never been better to start a North Dakota healthcare career with the latest report issued by the North Dakota Department of Labor. Health Science vocations as a whole are among the state’s fastest-growing healthcare career clusters. The state’s booming healthcare industry is not unusual, though, given that a similar trend is taking place around the nation. Without a doubt, professional medical workers are in high demand just about everywhere. In fact, the nationwide need for healthcare personnel is so great that the 2018 Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) reports that as many as 50% of jobs are presently unfilled nationally.
A look at healthcare careers in North Dakota
The 18% growth rate predicted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics over the next decade makes the healthcare sector the fastest-growing employer in the nation’s labor market. An aging adult population and growing number of insurable people are the major motivation for this record expansion. This scenario has produced all kinds of options for future professionals of all backgrounds.
The Best Healthcare Schools in North Dakota
|School Name / Website||Address||School Type||# of Students||# of Undergrads||Grad Rate||Transfer-Out Rate||Net Price|
|Bismarck State College||1500 Edwards Ave., Bismarck, North Dakota 58506-5587||4-year, primarily associate's, Public||3756||3756||44%||12%||$9,320|
|Cankdeska Cikana Community College||214 1st Ave, Fort Totten, North Dakota 58335||2-year, Public||242||242||21%||4%||$5,271|
|Dakota College at Bottineau||105 Simrall Blvd, Bottineau, North Dakota 58318-1198||2-year, Public||909||909||20%||9%||$9,120|
|Dickinson State University||291 Campus Drive, Dickinson, North Dakota 58601-4896||4-year, Public||1425||1425||32%||36%||$11,390|
|Josef's School of Hair, Skin & Body-Fargo||3223 13 AVE S, Ste A, Fargo, North Dakota 58103||2-year, Private for-profit||68||68||63%||NA||$12,883|
|Josef's School of Hair, Skin & Body-Grand Forks||2011 South Washington ST, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201||2-year, Private for-profit||41||41||58%||NA||$13,935|
|Lake Region State College||1801 College Dr N, Devils Lake, North Dakota 58301-1598||2-year, Public||1972||1972||50%||21%||$9,452|
|Mayville State University||330 Third Street NE, Mayville, North Dakota 58257-1299||4-year, Public||1140||1097||35%||36%||$12,105|
|Minot State University||500 University Ave W, Minot, North Dakota 58707||4-year, Public||3216||2956||37%||26%||$10,252|
|North Dakota State College of Science||800 N 6th St, Wahpeton, North Dakota 58076-0002||2-year, Public||2985||2985||51%||NA||$10,075|
|North Dakota State University-Main Campus||1301 12th Avenue North, Fargo, North Dakota 58108-6050||4-year, Public||14358||11984||58%||26%||$14,848|
|Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College||301 College Drive, New Town, North Dakota 58763||4-year, primarily associate's, Public||228||228||10%||19%||$11,071|
|Rasmussen College-Fargo||4012 19th Avenue SW, Fargo, North Dakota 58103-7196||4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit||527||527||27%||NA||$17,572|
|Sitting Bull College||9299 Hwy 24, Fort Yates, North Dakota 58538-9721||4-year, primarily associate's, Public||317||289||21%||NA||$2,674|
|The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo||4377 15th Ave South, Fargo, North Dakota 58103||2-year, Private for-profit||103||103||82%||NA||$11,812|
|Turtle Mountain Community College||10145 BIA #7, Belcourt, North Dakota 58316||4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit||567||567||25%||6%||$4,600|
|United Tribes Technical College||3315 University Dr, Bismarck, North Dakota 58504||4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit||315||315||7%||NA||$5,914|
|University of Jamestown||608 6th St NE, Jamestown, North Dakota 58405||4-year, Private not-for-profit||1135||914||53%||28%||$18,471|
|University of Mary||7500 University Dr, Bismarck, North Dakota 58504||4-year, Private not-for-profit||3396||2237||54%||29%||$16,929|
|University of North Dakota||264 Centennial Drive, Stop 8193, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-8193||4-year, Public||14406||11000||54%||NA||$14,478|
|Valley City State University||101 College St SW, Valley City, North Dakota 58072||4-year, Public||1522||1372||35%||34%||$12,715|
|Williston State College||1410 University Avenue, Williston, North Dakota 58801||2-year, Public||1098||1098||39%||16%||$9,720|
North Dakota Entry-level positions in healthcare
Perhaps the greatest segment of the medical labor force in North Dakota is made-up of the 12,440 Healthcare Support professionals who are currently working in the state. These supporting positions generally require no more than an associate’s degree, and provide you with an annual median wage ($34,230 for all Healthcare Support Occupations in North Dakota) which is very competitive for jobs that don’t demand a four year degree.
In the table below, you can review training requirements and job and salary info for ten popular healthcare jobs in North Dakota.
|North Dakota Healthcare Careers||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||120||33.13||68910|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||950||15.61||32470|
|Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses||2530||21.68||45100|
|Medical Records and Health Information Technicians||770||20.85||43370|
|Home Health Aides||1270||16.32||33940|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||110||22.82||47460|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||140||22.61||47020|
How to get started in ND Allied Health Careers
While it may be possible to get hired in some jobs without having completed a professional training program, the majority of employers in the state would prefer to hire candidates with prior training. This means that the completion of a formal training class and some type of specialized certification is a vital first step for anybody thinking about a career in healthcare.
When it comes to healthcare support training programs, most can be finished in a year or less.
Find healthcare schools across North Dakota
By simply clicking on the hyperlinks listed below, you can check out information on training in North Dakota for every different profession. You can also click the title of any of the shown vocations to learn about the best way to get started on that career path.
- CNA schools in North Dakota
- Dental assistant programs in North Dakota
- EMT courses in North Dakota
- HHA schools in North Dakota
- LPN training in North Dakota
- Medical assistant schools in North Dakota
- Medical billing & coding courses in North Dakota
- Pharmacy technician training in North Dakota
- Phlebotomy programs in North Dakota
- Ultrasound technician courses in North Dakota
Looking for a healthcare job in North Dakota
While it’s always possible to get Healthcare Support Occupations in just about every corner of North Dakota, the Fargo area of the state features the highest concentration of jobs. The vast majority of of these jobs (3,790) are in the Fargo metropolitan area.
Major towns and cities in North Dakota where you can find a large number of healthcare job opportunities are:
- Bismark, ND
- Grand Forks, ND
- Fargo, ND