Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has four allied health schools within its city limits. Heritage College, the highest ranked school in the city with an allied health program, has a total student population of 854. It is the 3934th highest ranked school in the USA and the 92nd highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Allied Health students from Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City area alone, there are 360 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $56,820. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $70,520/yr and there are 1,350 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.394 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.635/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 4 allied health schools in Oklahoma City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heritage College comes out as the most expensive ($24,934/yr) for allied health students, with Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City as the lowest, reported at only $5,899/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|