Spartanburg, SC (population: 40,665) has ten allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Forrest Junior College, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 94. It is the 1452nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University).
Allied Health students from Spartanburg 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 Spartanburg area alone, there are 30 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $86,310. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $82,410/yr and there are 240 employed.
Spartanburg lies in Spartanburg county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Spartanburg area has 116,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $18.41/hr average worker wage, and a $38,300 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.096 out of every 1000 jobs in Spartanburg are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.286/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 10 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Spartanburg, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South University comes out as the most expensive ($22,810/yr) for allied health students, with Catawba Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,186/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Spartanburg|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||51.0 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||84.6 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||84.7 miles|
|North Augusta||SC||-||1||27.4739||4||99.5 miles|