Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has four health administration schools within its city limits. University of Arizona, the highest ranked school in the city with a health administration program, has a total student population of 38,767. It is the 834th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Health Administration students from Tucson schools who go on to become health administratorss, physicians, nurses, health care administrators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Physicians and surgeons make on average $173,860 per year and there are about 274,160 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Tucson area alone, there are 570 employed physicians and surgeons earning an average salary of $195,380. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $85,550/yr and there are 980 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by medical and health services managers, and 2/1000 are held by physicians and surgeons.
Of the 4 health administration schools in Tucson, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,123/yr) for health administration students, with University of Arizona as the lowest, reported at only $11,728/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|