Fitchburg, MA has thirty-five allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tufts University, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 10,252. It is the 24th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Allied Health students from Fitchburg 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 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner area alone, there are 40 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $66,200. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $92,520/yr and there are 100 employed.
Fitchburg lies in Worcester county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner area has 48,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.7% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.956 out of every 1000 jobs in Fitchburg are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.904/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 35 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Fitchburg, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr) for allied health students, with Roxbury Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,654/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fitchburg|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||34.9 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||36.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||48.8 miles|