Arlington, TX (population: 385,024) has six allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Woman's University, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 13,338. It is the 412th highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Allied Health students from Arlington 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 300 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $66,340. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $83,160/yr and there are 1,630 employed.
Arlington lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.908 out of every 1000 jobs in Arlington are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.352/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 6 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Arlington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Arlington Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($19,368/yr) for allied health students, with Navarro College as the lowest, reported at only $8,832/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Arlington|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||6.4 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||11.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||12.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||12.9 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||23.6 miles|