Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has one gerontology school within its city limits. University of Nebraska at Omaha has a total student population of 14,620. It is the 2162nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney). To learn more about gerontology programs in Omaha, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of gerontology professors at University of Nebraska at Omaha such as F. C. "Chuck" Powell.
Gerontology students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 610 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average salary of $29,510. Life, physical, and social science employees in this area earn $59,870/yr and there are 3,820 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 8.448 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by life, physical, and social science employees, and 1.355/1000 are held by rehabilitation counselors.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Nebraska at Omaha ends up costing a student $10,046/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|