Mesa, AZ (population: 474,115) has three care management schools within its city limits. East Valley Institute of Technology, the highest ranked school in the city with a care management program, has a total student population of 270. It is the 1263rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Care Management students from Mesa schools who go on to become care managers, physicians, doctors, nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 3,886,690 people working as healthcare support employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $26,710. Also, Healthcare practitioner and technical employees make on average $69,690 per year and there are about 7,200,950 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 82,060 employed healthcare practitioner and technical employees earning an average salary of $70,610. Healthcare support employees in this area earn $27,550/yr and there are 43,580 employed.
Mesa lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 25 out of every 1000 jobs in Mesa are held by healthcare support employees, and 47/1000 are held by healthcare practitioner and technical employees.
Of the 3 care management schools in Mesa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brookline College comes out as the most expensive ($17,402/yr) for care management students, with Mesa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,090/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mesa|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||36.7 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||88.8 miles|