Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has one gerontology school within its city limits. Edward Waters College has a total student population of 831. It is the 925th highest ranked school in the USA and the 34th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Gerontology students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 230 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average salary of $37,920. Life, physical, and social science employees in this area earn $57,330/yr and there are 3,460 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 6 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville 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, Edward Waters College ends up costing a student $12,474/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|