Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has two care management schools within its city limits. Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences, the highest ranked school in the city with a care management program, has a total student population of 1,021. It is the 3995th highest ranked school in the USA and the 112th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Care Management students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 40,570 employed healthcare practitioner and technical employees earning an average salary of $65,470. Healthcare support employees in this area earn $25,630/yr and there are 13,800 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 22.779 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by healthcare support employees, and 66.983/1000 are held by healthcare practitioner and technical employees.
Of the 2 care management schools in Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($10,813/yr) for care management students, with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,338/yr.