Westfield, MA (population: 40,544) has thirty-six 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 Westfield 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 Springfield-CT area alone, there are 640 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $83,200. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $115,960/yr and there are 680 employed.
Westfield lies in Hampden county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Springfield-CT area has 287,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $20.80/hr average worker wage, and a $43,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.374 out of every 1000 jobs in Westfield are held by medical and health services managers, and 2.230/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 36 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Westfield, only 5 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 Westfield|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||18.6 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||27.3 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||52.1 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||58.0 miles|
|Old Lyme||CT||-||1||63.6175||6||61.2 miles|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||63.8 miles|