Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has two allied health schools within its city limits. Brown Mackie College-Tucson, the highest ranked school in the city with an allied health program, has a total student population of 557. It is the 4768th highest ranked school in the USA and the 68th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Allied Health students from Tucson 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 Tucson area alone, there are 250 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $56,030. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $85,550/yr and there are 980 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by medical and health services managers, and 1/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 2 allied health schools in Tucson, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brown Mackie College-Tucson comes out as the most expensive ($17,949/yr) for allied health students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|