Waltham, MA (population: 60,722) has thirty-two 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 Waltham 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 2,100 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $71,000. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $115,650/yr and there are 4,770 employed.
Waltham lies in Middlesex county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.828 out of every 1000 jobs in Waltham are held by medical and health services managers, and 1.247/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 32 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Waltham, 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 Waltham|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||5.3 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||22.0 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||29.4 miles|