Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has three allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 2,282. It is the 5332nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 66th highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University).
Allied Health students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 430 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $81,990. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $81,520/yr and there are 1,090 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.807 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.716/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 3 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Memphis, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas comes out as the most expensive ($7,496/yr) for allied health students, with East Arkansas Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,502/yr.