Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has five health science schools within its city limits. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest ranked school in the city with a health science program, has a total student population of 20,435. It is the 282nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Hawaii. To learn more about health science programs in Honolulu, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of health science professors at University of Hawaii at Manoa such as Amy Brown, Brent Buckley, Dennis Chai, Y.L. Chen, Pao-Shin Chu, and Anders Daniels.
Health Science students from Honolulu 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 Honolulu area alone, there are 250 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average salary of $59,560. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $68,040/yr and there are 640 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 1/1000 are held by substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.
Of the 5 health science schools in Honolulu, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Hawaii Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,566/yr) for health science students, with Kapiolani Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,425/yr.