Dothan, AL (population: 68,618) has four allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 12,274. It is the 2321st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Allied Health students from Dothan schools who go on to become allied health professionals, physicians, nurses, forensic nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists make on average $72,310 per year and there are about 98,330 of them employed in the US today.
Dothan lies in Houston county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Dothan area has 58,520 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $16/hr average worker wage, and a $34,190 average annual salary.
Of the 4 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Dothan, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Albany Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($11,821/yr) for allied health students, with Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University as the lowest, reported at only $8,021/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dothan|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||88.5 miles|
|Fort Walton Beach||FL||-||1||18.8268||27||91.4 miles|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||94.4 miles|