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Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences' more than 120 academic programs prepare students for rewarding and successful careers in allied health professions.

Note: Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences does not directly grant associate or bachelor’s degrees. Students in associate-level or bachelor’s-level programs can earn degrees from regional accredited colleges or universities that we affiliate with in offering these programs.

Jump to: Associate • Bachelor's • Certificate • Clinical rotations and internships • Doctoral • High school exploration • Master's • Residencies and fellowships

Associate-level programs

ProgramLengthMedian salary
Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist Program (Minnesota) 21 months $59,000
Clinical Neurophysiology Technology Program (Minnesota) 2 years $59,000
Emergency Medicine Paramedic Program (Minnesota) 20 months $37,000
Histology Technician Program (Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota) 9 months $54,000
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program (Minnesota) 1 year $64,000
Radiography Program (Florida) 2 years $64,000

Certificate programs

ProgramLengthMedian salary
Hospital-Based Massage Therapy Course (Minnesota) 5 weeks $44,000
Pharmacy Technician Program (Arizona, Florida, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) 20 weeks $35,000
Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program (Florida and Minnesota) 9 weeks $36,000

Bachelor's-level programs

ProgramLengthMedian salary
Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography Program (Minnesota) 16 months $76,000
Cytotechnology Program (Minnesota) 1 year $74,000
Echocardiography Program (Arizona and Minnesota) 21 months $76,000
Medical Laboratory Science Program (Florida and Minnesota) 10.5 months $54,000
Nuclear Medicine Technology Program (Minnesota) 1 year $80,000
Orthoptic Program (Minnesota) 2 years $82,000
Positron Emission Tomography Program (Minnesota) 20 weeks $79,000
Radiation Therapy Program (Minnesota) 1 year $87,000
Radiography Program (Minnesota) 18 months $64,000
Respiratory Care Program (Minnesota) 21 months $63,000
Sonography Program (Florida and Minnesota) 21 months $71,000
Surgical First Assistant Program (Minnesota) 1 year $52,000

Master's programs

ProgramLengthMedian salary
Physician Assistant Program (Minnesota) 2 years $115,000
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Physician Assistant Program (Wisconsin) 2 years $115,000

Doctoral programs

ProgramLengthMedian salary
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Postgraduate Degree Program (Minnesota) Up to 5 years $183,000
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Program (Minnesota) 42 months $183,000
Physical Therapy Doctoral Program (Minnesota) 33 months $91,000

Residencies and fellowships (allied health)

ProgramLength
Clinical Pastoral Education Residency (Minnesota) 1 year
Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency (Minnesota) 3 years
Medical Physics Residency (Arizona) 2 years
Medical Physics Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Arizona) 10 weeks
Nurse Practitioner Cardiology Fellowship (Arizona) 1 year
Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Abdominal Organ Transplant Fellowship (Arizona) 1 year
Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship (Florida) 1 year
Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Critical Care Fellowship (Florida) 1 year
Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Critical Care Fellowship (Minnesota) 1 year
Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine Fellowship (Minnesota) 18 months
Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship (Minnesota) 1 year
Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship (Florida) 1 year
Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship (Minnesota) 1 year
Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship (Arizona) 1 year
Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship (Minnesota) 1 year
Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Hospital Internal Medicine Fellowship (Arizona) 1 year 
Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Urology Fellowship (Minnesota) 1 year
Occupational Therapy Dysphagia Fellowship (Minnesota) 54 weeks
Occupational Therapy Hand Fellowship (Minnesota) 54 weeks
Occupational Therapy Neurorehabilitation Fellowship (Minnesota) 54 weeks
Perioperative Nursing Fellowship (Arizona) 4 months
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Health System — Eau Claire 1 year
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Health System — La Crosse 1 year
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Health System — Mankato 1 year
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Arizona 1 year
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester 1 year
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic in Florida 1 year
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital 1 year
PGY-1/PGY-2 Pharmacy Administration and Leadership at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester 2 years
PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency at Mayo Clinic 1 year
PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Ambulatory Care at Mayo Clinic 1 year
PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Ambulatory Care at Mayo Clinic Health System — Mankato 1 year
PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Clinical Pharmacogenomics at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester 1 year
PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester 1 year
PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester 1 year
PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester 1 year
PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Oncology at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester 1 year
PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Solid Organ Transplant at Mayo Clinic in Florida 1 year
PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Solid Organ Transplant at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester 1 year
Physical Therapy Geriatric Residency (Arizona) 1 year
Physical Therapy Neurologic Residency (Minnesota) 1 year
Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency (Florida) 1 year
Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency (Minnesota) 1 year
Physical Therapy Sports Residency (Minnesota) 1 year
Physician Assistant Fellowship, Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant (Arizona) 1 year
Physician Assistant Fellowship, Neurosurgery (Arizona) 1 year
Physician Assistant Fellowship, Otolaryngology (Arizona) 1 year
Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Residency (Florida) 2 years
Registered Nurse Case Manager Fellowship (Arizona) 14 weeks
Social Work Fellowship (Florida) 2 years

Clinical rotations and internships

ProgramLength
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) (Florida) 4-8 weeks
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) (Minnesota) 10 weeks
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Hospital/Inpatient (Arizona) 4-6 weeks
Audiology Externship (Arizona) 1 year
Audiology Externship (Florida) 1 year
Audiology Externship (Minnesota) 1 year
Cardiovascular Perfusionist Clinical Rotation (Arizona) 2 years
Cardiovascular Technology Internship (Florida) 6 weeks
Central Service Technician Clinical Rotation (Arizona) 6 months
Child Life Specialist Internship (Minnesota) 4 months
Child Life Specialist Practicum (Minnesota) 120 hours
Clinical Pastoral Education Internship (Minnesota) 11 weeks
Clinical Research Internship Study Program (Florida) 10 weeks
Cytogenetic Technology Internship (Minnesota) 12 weeks
Dietetic Internship (Florida) 8 months
Dietetic Internship (Minnesota) 11 months
Echocardiography Internship (Florida) 6 weeks
Electroneurodiagnostic Clinical Rotation (Arizona) 6-8 weeks
Genetic Counseling Clinical Internship (Minnesota) 1 year
Genetic Counseling Internship (Florida) 8-10 weeks
Genetic Counseling Laboratory Internship (Minnesota) 2 weeks
Health Information Management Internship (Arizona and Florida) Varies
Medical Examiner Office Internship — Forensic Science Rotation (Minnesota) 3-10 weeks
Medical Laboratory Science Clinical Rotation (Arizona) 4-5 weeks
Medical Laboratory Science Clinical Rotation (Florida) 20-32 weeks
Medical Laboratory Technician Clinical Rotation (Florida) 6 months
Molecular Genetics Technology Internship (Minnesota) 8-24 weeks
Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Rotation (Florida) 4-16 weeks
Nurse Practitioner Clinical Education Collaboration (Minnesota) Varies
Nurse Practitioner Clinical Rotation (Arizona) Varies
Nurse Practitioner Clinical Rotation (Florida) 4-16 weeks
Nurse-Midwifery Clinical Rotations Program (Minnesota) Varies
Nursing Clinical Education (Florida) 16 weeks
Occupational Therapy Internship (Arizona) 1-12 weeks
Occupational Therapy Internship (Minnesota) 12 weeks
Pathologists' Assistant Internship (Minnesota) 2 months
Pharmacy Internship (Minnesota) 10 weeks
Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program Clinical Rotation (Arizona) 3-4 weeks
Physical or Occupational Therapy Internship (Florida) 8-12 weeks
Physical Therapy Internship (Arizona) 10-12 weeks
Physical Therapy Internship (Minnesota) 2-3 months
Physician Assistant Clinical Rotation (Arizona) Varies
Physician Assistant Clinical Rotation (Florida) 4-6 weeks
Physician Assistant Clinical Rotation (Minnesota) 1-2 months
Radiation Therapy Clinical Rotation (Florida) 45 weeks
Radiography Internship (Arizona) 21.5 months
Recreational Therapy Internship (Arizona) 14-16 weeks
Respiratory Care Clinical Rotation (Arizona) 2 weeks
Respiratory Care Clinical Rotation (Florida) 6 weeks
Social Work Internship (Arizona) 9 months
Social Work Internship (Florida) 4-9 months
Social Work Internship (Minnesota) 3-8 months
Speech Language Pathology Internship (Arizona) 3-4 months
Speech Language Pathology Internship (Florida) 4 months
Surgical Technology Clinical Rotation (Arizona) Varies
Surgical Technology Clinical Rotation (Florida) 1-2 months
Surgical Technology Clinical Rotation (Minnesota) 6 months
Vascular Interventional Radiologic Technology Internship (Florida) 8 months

High school exploration opportunities

ProgramLength
Career Immersion Program (Minnesota) 1 week
High School Health Care Boot Camp (Florida) 1 day

About our statistics: Throughout this section, we used the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) occupational outlook handbook for health care as a reference for statistics about annual salaries. For statistics about careers not covered by the BLS, we referenced a relevant professional society.