Grand Junction, CO (population: 51,481) has seventy-three care management schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Utah, the highest ranked school in this group with a care management program, has a total student population of 29,284. It is the 129th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Utah. To learn more about care management programs in Grand Junction, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of care management professors at University of Utah such as Alexander Bollinger, Brian Bonner, Xin Ding, Karin Fladmoe-Lindquist, Tracy Mariofette, and Tariq Mughal.
Care Management students from Grand Junction 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 Grand Junction area alone, there are 3,540 employed healthcare practitioner and technical employees earning an average salary of $73,120. Healthcare support employees in this area earn $25,440/yr and there are 2,200 employed.
Grand Junction lies in Mesa county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Grand Junction area has 62,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,630 average annual salary. Thus, about 35 out of every 1000 jobs in Grand Junction are held by healthcare support employees, and 56/1000 are held by healthcare practitioner and technical employees.
Of the 73 care management schools with a 500-mile radius of Grand Junction, only 16 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Stevens Henager College-Logan comes out as the most expensive ($46,580/yr) for care management students, with National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension as the lowest, reported at only $2,785/yr.