Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has seven allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Western Kentucky University, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 20,712. It is the 1859th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Allied Health students from Louisville 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 260 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $61,370. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $84,410/yr and there are 1,680 employed.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.834 out of every 1000 jobs in Louisville are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.440/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 7 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Louisville, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Beckfield College comes out as the most expensive ($19,717/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 Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|