Greenwood, IN (population: 50,562) has twelve allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Ball State University, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 21,401. It is the 196th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Allied Health students from Greenwood 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 780 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $65,470. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $81,330/yr and there are 2,280 employed.
Greenwood lies in Johnson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.618 out of every 1000 jobs in Greenwood are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.899/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 12 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Greenwood, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Butler Tech-D Russel Lee Career Center comes out as the most expensive ($26,280/yr) for allied health students, with Gateway Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,504/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Greenwood|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.5 miles|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||70.0 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||91.3 miles|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||93.6 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||97.2 miles|