Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has three allied health schools within its city limits. Grady Health System Professional Schools, the highest ranked school in the city with an allied health program, has a total student population of 84. It is the 4245th highest ranked school in the USA and the 92nd highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Allied Health students from Atlanta 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 1,410 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $69,710. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $90,950/yr and there are 5,650 employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by medical and health services managers, and 1/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Grady Health System Professional Schools comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for allied health students, with Bauder College as the lowest, reported at only $48,186/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|