Lexington, KY (population: 279,146) has eight allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Butler Tech-D Russel Lee Career Center, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 403. It is the 872nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 42nd highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Allied Health students from Lexington 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 Lexington-Fayette area alone, there are 250 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $56,000. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $85,690/yr and there are 610 employed.
Lexington lies in Fayette county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Lexington-Fayette area has 241,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $18.95/hr average worker wage, and a $39,410 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.539 out of every 1000 jobs in Lexington are held by medical and health services managers, and 1.027/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 8 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Lexington, only 2 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 Lexington|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||49.2 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||68.6 miles|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||76.1 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||86.8 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||96.2 miles|