Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has four gerontology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at Austin, the highest ranked school in this group with a gerontology program, has a total student population of 50,995. It is the 18th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Gerontology students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 490 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average salary of $34,080. Life, physical, and social science employees in this area earn $61,680/yr and there are 11,260 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 14.635 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by life, physical, and social science employees, and 0.641/1000 are held by rehabilitation counselors.
Of the 4 gerontology schools with a 100-mile radius of Austin, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of the Incarnate Word comes out as the most expensive ($17,358/yr) for gerontology students, with San Antonio College as the lowest, reported at only $3,422/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|