Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has two gerontology schools within its city limits. University of Houston-Downtown, the highest ranked school in the city with a gerontology program, has a total student population of 12,742. It is the 5522nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 313th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Gerontology students from Houston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 600 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average salary of $39,740. Life, physical, and social science employees in this area earn $77,280/yr and there are 30,960 employed.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 12.075 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by life, physical, and social science employees, and 0.235/1000 are held by rehabilitation counselors.
Of the 2 gerontology schools in Houston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Houston-Downtown comes out as the most expensive ($10,655/yr) for gerontology students, with University of Houston-Downtown as the lowest, reported at only $10,655/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|