Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has nine health science schools within its city limits. ATA Career Education, the highest ranked school in the city with a health science program, has a total student population of 450. It is the 1121st highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Health Science students from Louisville 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 310 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average salary of $37,800. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $61,500/yr and there are 180 employed.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.297 out of every 1000 jobs in Louisville are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 0.524/1000 are held by substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.
Of the 9 health science schools in Louisville, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Louisville Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,363/yr) for health science students, with Jefferson Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $8,103/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|