Somerset, KY has three allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 748. It is the 3286th highest ranked school in the USA and the 93rd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Allied Health students from Somerset 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 South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 70 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $58,050. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $79,020/yr and there are 300 employed.
Somerset lies in Pulaski county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area has 166,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $15.47/hr average worker wage, and a $32,170 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.775 out of every 1000 jobs in Somerset are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.408/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 3 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Somerset, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South College comes out as the most expensive ($22,450/yr) for allied health students, with Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville as the lowest, reported at only $7,464/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Somerset|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||55.8 miles|