Westland, MI (population: 75,634) has thirteen 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 Westland 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 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn Metropolitan area alone, there are 750 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $66,410. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $86,990/yr and there are 2,250 employed.
Westland lies in Wayne county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn Metropolitan area has 705,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $22.55/hr average worker wage, and a $46,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.186 out of every 1000 jobs in Westland are held by medical and health services managers, and 1.062/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 13 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Westland, 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 Westland|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||5.7 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||11.8 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||17.3 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||17.6 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||18.1 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||18.1 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||18.8 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||25.3 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||26.5 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||26.7 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||27.7 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||29.9 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||60.6 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||63.1 miles|
|Port Huron||MI||-||5||17.4204||129||66.2 miles|