Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has twelve health science schools within its city limits. University of North Florida, the highest ranked school in the city with a health science program, has a total student population of 16,477. It is the 289th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about health science programs in Jacksonville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of health science professors at University of North Florida such as Barry Albright, Andrea Altice, Tiffany Avera, Emilee Balkman, Elissa Barr, and Cynthia Battie.
Health Science students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 180 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average salary of $36,920. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $51,220/yr and there are 370 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 0/1000 are held by substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.
Of the 12 health science schools in Jacksonville, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, FastTrain of Jacksonville comes out as the most expensive ($25,302/yr) for health science students, with Florida Community College at Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $6,668/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|