Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has eight health science schools within its city limits. University of Arizona, the highest ranked school in the city with a health science 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). To learn more about health science programs in Tucson, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of health science professors at University of Arizona such as Nancy Adamowicz, Miranda Adelman, Mary Alt, Steve Archer, Janick Artiola, and Julie Barkmeier.
Health Science students from Tucson schools who go on to become health psychologists, physicians, doctors, nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 83,530 people working as environmental scientists and specialists, including health alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,360. Also, Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors make on average $40,420 per year and there are about 78,470 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Tucson area alone, there are 250 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average salary of $34,630. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $53,820/yr and there are 140 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 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 1/1000 are held by substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.
Of the 8 health science schools in Tucson, only 2 have 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 science students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/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|