Casa Grande, AZ (population: 47,388) has eight allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Arizona College of Allied Health, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 740. It is the 2455th highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Allied Health students from Casa Grande 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 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 960 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $63,880. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $77,260/yr and there are 4,240 employed.
Casa Grande lies in Pinal county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Casa Grande are held by medical and health services managers, and 1/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 8 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Casa Grande, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Mesa comes out as the most expensive ($25,179/yr) for allied health students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
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