East Lansing, MI (population: 45,575) has fourteen 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 East Lansing 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 Lansing-East Lansing area alone, there are 120 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $61,190. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $84,110/yr and there are 860 employed.
East Lansing lies in Ingham county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Lansing-East Lansing area has 200,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.57/hr average worker wage, and a $42,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.290 out of every 1000 jobs in East Lansing are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.595/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 14 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of East Lansing, only 5 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 East Lansing|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||37.2 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||48.9 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||49.7 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||57.2 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||58.6 miles|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||61.7 miles|
|University Center||MI||-||2||19.8891||261||61.9 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||62.5 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||63.4 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||67.3 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||67.9 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||69.5 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||72.2 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||74.6 miles|