Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has five gerontology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. College of William and Mary, the highest ranked school in this group with a gerontology program, has a total student population of 7,874. It is the 39th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Gerontology students from Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 910 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average salary of $32,360. Life, physical, and social science employees in this area earn $60,870/yr and there are 4,890 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.654 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by life, physical, and social science employees, and 1.239/1000 are held by rehabilitation counselors.
Of the 5 gerontology schools with a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Wesleyan College comes out as the most expensive ($23,554/yr) for gerontology students, with Tidewater Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,175/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|