Lakewood, CO (population: 142,294) has sixteen care management schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Regis University, the highest ranked school in this group with a care management program, has a total student population of 10,874. It is the 279th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College). To learn more about care management programs in Lakewood, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of care management professors at Regis University such as David Thornton.
Care Management students from Lakewood 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 Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 58,850 employed healthcare practitioner and technical employees earning an average salary of $75,050. Healthcare support employees in this area earn $30,740/yr and there are 25,750 employed.
Lakewood lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 21 out of every 1000 jobs in Lakewood are held by healthcare support employees, and 48/1000 are held by healthcare practitioner and technical employees.
Of the 16 care management schools with a 100-mile radius of Lakewood, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College America-Colorado Springs comes out as the most expensive ($28,101/yr) for care management students, with National American University-Colorado Springs as the lowest, reported at only $9,814/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lakewood|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||10.2 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||12.8 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||16.1 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||17.3 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||26.1 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||59.5 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||61.1 miles|