Providence, RI (population: 170,868) has twenty gerontology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Connecticut, the highest ranked school in this group with a gerontology program, has a total student population of 25,029. It is the 63rd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Gerontology students from Providence 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 Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area alone, there are 430 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average salary of $44,840. Life, physical, and social science employees in this area earn $61,680/yr and there are 3,930 employed.
Providence lies in Providence county, which is one of the 2 counties in Rhode Island. Overall, the Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area has 544,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $20.96/hr average worker wage, and a $43,600 average annual salary. Thus, about 7.222 out of every 1000 jobs in Providence are held by life, physical, and social science employees, and 0.793/1000 are held by rehabilitation counselors.
Of the 20 gerontology schools with a 100-mile radius of Providence, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Quinnipiac University comes out as the most expensive ($30,491/yr) for gerontology students, with Community College of Rhode Island as the lowest, reported at only $3,892/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Providence|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||3.4 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||11.4 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||17.7 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||26.4 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||27.1 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||37.6 miles|