Framingham, MA (population: 64,549) has thirty-three 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 Framingham 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 Framingham NECTA area alone, there are 100 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $90,270. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $95,920/yr and there are 240 employed.
Framingham lies in Middlesex county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Framingham NECTA area has 157,230 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $27.72/hr average worker wage, and a $57,660 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.523 out of every 1000 jobs in Framingham are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.650/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 33 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Framingham, 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 Framingham|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||13.7 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||24.2 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||31.1 miles|