Lihue, HI has nine allied health schools within a 2500-mile radius of its city center. University of San Francisco, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 9,008. It is the 221st highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Allied Health students from Lihue 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 Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 110 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $63,200. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $82,880/yr and there are 170 employed.
Lihue lies in Kauai county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area has 157,120 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.24/hr average worker wage, and a $40,030 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.095 out of every 1000 jobs in Lihue are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.687/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 9 allied health schools with a 2500-mile radius of Lihue, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, CSI Career College comes out as the most expensive ($44,912/yr) for allied health students, with California State University-East Bay as the lowest, reported at only $7,105/yr.