Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has one gerontology school within its city limits. University of Arizona has a total student population of 38,767. It is the 834th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Gerontology students from Tucson schools who go on to become gerontologists, physicians, clinical dietitians, medical staff physicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,308,380 people working as life, physical, and social science employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,660. Also, Rehabilitation counselors make on average $34,710 per year and there are about 112,690 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Tucson area alone, there are 620 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average salary of $33,140. Life, physical, and social science employees in this area earn $51,550/yr and there are 5,040 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 14 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by life, physical, and social science employees, and 2/1000 are held by rehabilitation counselors.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Arizona ends up costing a student $11,728/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|