Waterford, MI (population: 75,011) has twelve 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 Waterford 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 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills Metropolitan area alone, there are 850 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $88,550. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $87,300/yr and there are 1,830 employed.
Waterford lies in Oakland county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills Metropolitan area has 1,060,520 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $22.33/hr average worker wage, and a $46,440 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.729 out of every 1000 jobs in Waterford are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.806/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 12 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Waterford, only 3 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 Schoolcraft College as the lowest, reported at only $4,348/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Waterford|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||6.2 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||8.2 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||8.2 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||11.7 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||11.8 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||16.0 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||18.9 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||19.1 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||23.6 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||24.5 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||28.1 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||31.5 miles|
|Port Huron||MI||-||5||17.4204||129||53.5 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||55.7 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||67.2 miles|
|University Center||MI||-||2||19.8891||261||69.0 miles|