Alma, MI has eleven allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Michigan-Flint, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 7,773. It is the 464th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Michigan (#1 is Kalamazoo College).
Allied Health students from Alma 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 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 170 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $58,880. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $71,740/yr and there are 800 employed.
Alma lies in Gratiot county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area has 278,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $17.81/hr average worker wage, and a $37,040 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.881 out of every 1000 jobs in Alma are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.603/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 11 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Alma, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Career Quest Learning Center comes out as the most expensive ($19,476/yr) for allied health students, with Muskegon Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,311/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Alma|
|University Center||MI||-||2||19.8891||261||36.2 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||45.1 miles|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||58.2 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||80.0 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||81.4 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||85.6 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||86.5 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||89.3 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||89.4 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||89.5 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||90.3 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||97.2 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||99.3 miles|