Burnsville, MN (population: 59,309) has seven allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 51,659. It is the 31st highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Minnesota.
Allied Health students from Burnsville 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 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area alone, there are 1,500 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $66,260. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $104,450/yr and there are 4,110 employed.
Burnsville lies in Dakota county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area has 1,729,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.375 out of every 1000 jobs in Burnsville are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.866/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 7 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Burnsville, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Minnesota School of Business comes out as the most expensive ($19,243/yr) for allied health students, with Chippewa Valley Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $7,381/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Burnsville|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||10.8 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||11.0 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||13.1 miles|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||13.4 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||13.7 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||15.8 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||22.0 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||24.5 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||25.5 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||25.8 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||26.1 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||45.7 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||55.1 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||69.8 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||75.8 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||88.0 miles|