Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has fifteen health science schools within its city limits. Butler University, the highest ranked school in the city with a health science program, has a total student population of 4,505. It is the 172nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington). To learn more about health science programs in Indianapolis, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of health science professors at Butler University such as Sue Bierman, Bonnie Brown, Ralph Hatcher, Todd Hrubey, Abbas Jarrahian, and Robert Karn.
Health Science students from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 320 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average salary of $44,790. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $53,640/yr and there are 460 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.534 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 0.369/1000 are held by substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.
Of the 15 health science schools in Indianapolis, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Butler University comes out as the most expensive ($26,565/yr) for health science students, with Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana as the lowest, reported at only $11,072/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|