Jonesboro, AR (population: 66,734) has four allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Ozarka College, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 1,364. It is the 4851st highest ranked school in the USA and the 59th highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University).
Allied Health students from Jonesboro 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 Jonesboro area alone, there are 30 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $78,390. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $61,510/yr and there are 90 employed.
Jonesboro lies in Craighead county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Jonesboro area has 47,110 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $16/hr average worker wage, and a $32,550 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Jonesboro are held by medical and health services managers, and 1/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 4 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Jonesboro, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas comes out as the most expensive ($7,496/yr) for allied health students, with East Arkansas Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,502/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jonesboro|
|State University||AR||-||1||57.8251||135||1.5 miles|
|Poplar Bluff||MO||-||2||28.7059||62||66.9 miles|