Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has one gerontology school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Middle Tennessee State University has a total student population of 25,188. It is the 1686th highest ranked school in the USA and the 31st highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Gerontology students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 840 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average salary of $24,200. Life, physical, and social science employees in this area earn $54,030/yr and there are 3,330 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.629 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by life, physical, and social science employees, and 1.167/1000 are held by rehabilitation counselors.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Middle Tennessee State University ends up costing a student $8,608/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|