Nashua, NH (population: 86,706) has thirty-three allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tufts University, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 10,252. It is the 24th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Allied Health students from Nashua 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 Nashua-MA NECTA area alone, there are 70 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $70,170. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $87,720/yr and there are 170 employed.
Nashua lies in Hillsborough county, which is one of the 6 counties in New Hampshire. Overall, the Nashua-MA NECTA area has 134,310 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $23.32/hr average worker wage, and a $48,510 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.249 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashua are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.488/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 33 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Nashua, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr) for allied health students, with Roxbury Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,654/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashua|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||18.4 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||33.2 miles|