Burlington, NC (population: 53,389) has fifteen allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Greensboro College, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 1,264. It is the 580th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Allied Health students from Burlington 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.
Burlington lies in Alamance county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Burlington area has 57,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $16.73/hr average worker wage, and a $34,800 average annual salary.
Of the 15 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Burlington, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brookstone College comes out as the most expensive ($33,983/yr) for allied health students, with Forsyth Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,178/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Burlington|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||25.2 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||31.5 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||44.4 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||92.1 miles|