Groton, CT has thirty-four allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tufts University, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 10,252. It is the 24th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Allied Health students from Groton 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 Norwich-New London-RI area alone, there are 180 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $63,690. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $103,360/yr and there are 250 employed.
Groton lies in New London county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Norwich-New London-RI area has 134,150 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Groton are held by medical and health services managers, and 1/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 34 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Groton, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr) for allied health students, with Roxbury Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,654/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Groton|
|Old Lyme||CT||-||1||63.6175||6||13.3 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||39.9 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||40.6 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||43.8 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||46.4 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||48.5 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||56.0 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||57.7 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||60.8 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||62.7 miles|