Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has one gerontology school within its city limits. Georgia State University has a total student population of 30,427. It is the 210th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Gerontology students from Atlanta 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 840 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average salary of $39,160. Life, physical, and social science employees in this area earn $63,730/yr and there are 17,050 employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 7 out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta 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, Georgia State University ends up costing a student $12,611/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|