Metairie, LA (population: 141,919) has twenty clinical psychology schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at Austin, the highest ranked school in this group with a clinical psychology program, has a total student population of 50,995. It is the 18th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Clinical Psychology students from Metairie schools who go on to become clinical psychologists, child psychologists, psychologists, counseling psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Psychologists make on average $84,220 per year and there are about 10,260 of them employed in the US today.
Metairie lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area has 509,460 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $18.85/hr average worker wage, and a $39,210 average annual salary.
Of the 20 clinical psychology schools with a 500-mile radius of Metairie, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Argosy University-Tampa comes out as the most expensive ($37,671/yr) for clinical psychology students, with Northwestern State University of Louisiana as the lowest, reported at only $7,707/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Metairie|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||15.7 miles|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||64.8 miles|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||65.0 miles|