Bridgeport, CT (population: 136,604) has twenty-eight health care administration schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Connecticut, the highest ranked school in this group with a health care administration program, has a total student population of 25,029. It is the 63rd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Health Care Administration students from Bridgeport schools who go on to become health care administrators, physicians, surgeons, medical 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, Medical transcriptionists make on average $33,350 per year and there are about 82,810 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area alone, there are 150 employed medical transcriptionists earning an average salary of $36,580. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $92,010/yr and there are 740 employed.
Bridgeport lies in Fairfield county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area has 418,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $28/hr average worker wage, and a $57,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Bridgeport are held by medical and health services managers, and 0/1000 are held by medical transcriptionists.
Of the 28 health care administration schools with a 100-mile radius of Bridgeport, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The New School comes out as the most expensive ($39,004/yr) for health care administration students, with Central Career Institute LLC as the lowest, reported at only $10,710/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bridgeport|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||16.8 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||22.5 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||31.5 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||35.6 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||38.1 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||39.3 miles|