Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has two allied health schools within its city limits. Omaha School of Massage Therapy, the highest ranked school in the city with an allied health program, has a total student population of 104. It is the 780th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Allied Health students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 310 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $57,820. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $85,000/yr and there are 1,090 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.421 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.680/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 2 allied health schools in Omaha, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Creighton University comes out as the most expensive ($25,370/yr) for allied health students, with Omaha School of Massage Therapy as the lowest, reported at only $14,010/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|