Montgomery, AL (population: 200,848) has two allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Columbus State University, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 8,178. It is the 3174th highest ranked school in the USA and the 64th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Allied Health students from Montgomery 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. In fact, in the Montgomery area alone, there are ** employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $72,930. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $82,580/yr and there are 190 employed.
Montgomery lies in Montgomery county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Montgomery area has 163,040 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $37,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Montgomery are held by medical and health services managers, and **/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 2 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Montgomery, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Columbus State University comes out as the most expensive ($8,971/yr) for allied health students, with Columbus Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $8,491/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Montgomery|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||45.3 miles|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||49.5 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||75.2 miles|