Taunton, MA (population: 55,679) has twenty-nine 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 Taunton 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 Taunton-Norton-Raynham NECTA area alone, there are 50 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $75,280. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $98,950/yr and there are 70 employed.
Taunton lies in Bristol county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Taunton-Norton-Raynham NECTA area has 45,720 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.8% unemployment rate, $21.48/hr average worker wage, and a $44,680 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.597 out of every 1000 jobs in Taunton are held by medical and health services managers, and 1.164/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 29 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Taunton, 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 Taunton|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||13.2 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||15.5 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||18.3 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||19.1 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||30.1 miles|
|West Barnstable||MA||-||1||8.73914||72||39.3 miles|