Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has one gerontology school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Brigham Young University-Hawaii has a total student population of 2,586. It is the 2966th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Hawaii (#1 is University of Hawaii at Manoa).
Gerontology students from Honolulu 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 Honolulu area alone, there are 220 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average salary of $38,540. Life, physical, and social science employees in this area earn $64,540/yr and there are 5,080 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 12 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by life, physical, and social science employees, and 1/1000 are held by rehabilitation counselors.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brigham Young University-Hawaii ends up costing a student $10,847/yr.