Suffolk, VA (population: 84,501) has seven health care administration schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. East Carolina University, the highest ranked school in this group with a health care administration program, has a total student population of 27,654. It is the 214th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Health Care Administration students from Suffolk 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 530 employed medical transcriptionists earning an average salary of $30,730. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $79,630/yr and there are 1,050 employed.
Suffolk lies in Suffolk 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 1.430 out of every 1000 jobs in Suffolk are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.715/1000 are held by medical transcriptionists.
Of the 7 health care administration schools with a 100-mile radius of Suffolk, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest Institute-Chesapeake comes out as the most expensive ($36,930/yr) for health care administration students, with East Carolina University as the lowest, reported at only $7,646/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Suffolk|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||27.3 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||33.4 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||69.7 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||82.9 miles|