Fort Worth, TX (population: 751,149) has three gerontology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at Dallas, the highest ranked school in this group with a gerontology program, has a total student population of 15,783. It is the 153rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Gerontology students from Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 320 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average salary of $35,260. Life, physical, and social science employees in this area earn $63,760/yr and there are 5,490 employed.
Fort Worth lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.409 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Worth are held by life, physical, and social science employees, and 0.375/1000 are held by rehabilitation counselors.
Of the 3 gerontology schools with a 100-mile radius of Fort Worth, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at Arlington comes out as the most expensive ($12,392/yr) for gerontology students, with University of North Texas as the lowest, reported at only $10,409/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Worth|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||2.0 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||10.3 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||19.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.2 miles|