Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has six allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at Austin, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 50,995. It is the 18th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Allied Health students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 550 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $56,650. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $80,790/yr and there are 990 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.287 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.719/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 6 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Austin, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio comes out as the most expensive ($24,192/yr) for allied health students, with Northwest Vista College as the lowest, reported at only $3,970/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|