Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has seven allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tri County Technology Center, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 568. It is the 1558th highest ranked school in the USA and the 30th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Allied Health students from Tulsa 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 Tulsa area alone, there are 280 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $49,980. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $64,040/yr and there are 1,430 employed.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.377 out of every 1000 jobs in Tulsa are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.672/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 7 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Tulsa, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($14,820/yr) for allied health students, with Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester as the lowest, reported at only $1,310/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|