Recent NDSU health professions graduates welcomed into job market

graphic of career outcomes report

Healthcare professionals are in demand and NDSU’s 2022 Career Outcomes Report shows it.

Out of graduates responding to the survey, highlights include:

  • 91% fulltime employment - Public Health master’s degree grads
  • 97% fulltime employment - grads with Health Professions bachelor’s degrees
  • 96% fulltime employment - grads with PharmD degrees

Median salaries range from $52.3K to $100.8K depending on healthcare discipline.

Median bonuses range from $10K to $35K.

Median salary, by discipline:

  • $52.5K Public Health
  • $54.0K Medical Laboratory Science
  • $62.4K Nursing
  • $52.0K Radiologic Sciences
  • $54.2K Respiratory Care
  • $100.8K Pharmacy

Top employers of NDSU graduates in healthcare include: Sanford Health, Essentia Health, Mayo Clinic, Allina Health, and Thrifty White Pharmacy.

graph of career outcomes report

graph of career outcomes report

NDSU graduates are highly sought by employers, particularly in health professions, as shown in the newly-released 2022 Career Outcomes Report which captures information regarding how new college graduates fare in their careers within six months of graduation.

A video highlighting the data was shared on the NDSU Facebook page on April 4.

The report and video show overall, recent graduates from all colleges at NDSU have seen a 93% success rate with 72% of respondents entering employment, while another 21% are continuing their education.

This year’s report surveyed students who graduated in August 2021, December 2021 and May 2022. A total of 1,752 responded out of 2,273 graduates – a 77% response rate.

“This information is used to make sure NDSU is meeting workforce needs of employers in our state and our region by providing career-ready individuals upon graduation,” said NDSU President David Cook. “The quality of education a student receives is a good indicator of the quality of employee they will become when entering the workforce. NDSU educates future leaders to provide the state, region, nation and world with a strong workforce that will create solutions to shape a better world.”

Other highlights from the report include:

  • The overall median reported salary is $54,000, while the median bonus is $5,000.
  • 59% of graduates are employed in North Dakota.
  • 82% of North Dakota high school graduates stayed in the state, while 42% of high school graduates from Minnesota stayed in North Dakota.
  • Graduates reported accepting employment in 39 states and five were planning to work outside of the United States.
  • Top employers include: Sanford Health, NDSU, Essentia Health, Doosan Bobcat, Fargo Public Schools, Scheels, West Fargo Public Schools, Aldevron, John Deere, Marvin, Bell Bank, Emerson, CNH Industrial, Mayo Clinic, Eide Bailly LLP, Ulteig, Allina Health, Thrifty White Pharmacy, EAPC Architects Engineers and Bolton and Benk, Inc.

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