Commerce City, CO (population: 46,807) has seven gerontology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. United States Air Force Academy, the highest ranked school in this group with a gerontology program, has a total student population of 4,620. It is the 80th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Gerontology students from Commerce City 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 Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 480 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average salary of $37,620. Life, physical, and social science employees in this area earn $71,110/yr and there are 13,840 employed.
Commerce City lies in Adams 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 $48,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 11 out of every 1000 jobs in Commerce City are held by life, physical, and social science employees, and 0/1000 are held by rehabilitation counselors.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, United States Air Force Academy comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for gerontology students, with Laramie County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,768/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Commerce City|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||18.0 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||22.8 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||23.1 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||33.9 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||48.9 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||70.1 miles|