Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has six care management schools within its city limits. Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health, the highest ranked school in the city with a care management program, has a total student population of 672. It is the 1082nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Care Management students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 27,000 employed healthcare practitioner and technical employees earning an average salary of $63,450. Healthcare support employees in this area earn $27,410/yr and there are 12,240 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 27.080 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by healthcare support employees, and 59.713/1000 are held by healthcare practitioner and technical employees.
Of the 6 care management schools in Omaha, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Creighton University comes out as the most expensive ($25,370/yr) for care management students, with Metropolitan Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $6,723/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|