Worcester, MA (population: 174,854) has two allied health schools within its city limits. Worcester State College, the highest ranked school in the city with an allied health program, has a total student population of 5,473. It is the 473rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Allied Health students from Worcester 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 Worcester-CT area alone, there are 470 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $69,520. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $86,210/yr and there are 790 employed.
Worcester lies in Worcester county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Worcester-CT area has 239,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $22.49/hr average worker wage, and a $46,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.309 out of every 1000 jobs in Worcester are held by medical and health services managers, and 1.965/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 2 allied health schools in Worcester, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Worcester State College comes out as the most expensive ($10,037/yr) for allied health students, with Quinsigamond Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,537/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Worcester|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||32.9 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||39.9 miles|