Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has three allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Highline Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 6,725. It is the 4584th highest ranked school in the USA and the 73rd highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Allied Health students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 700 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $72,570. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $118,750/yr and there are 2,120 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.507 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.502/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
Of the 3 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Seattle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Clover Park Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($9,663/yr) for allied health students, with Bellevue College as the lowest, reported at only $4,749/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|