Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has sixteen health science schools within its city limits. Boston University, the highest ranked school in the city with a health science program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University). To learn more about health science programs in Boston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of health science professors at Boston University such as Loren Anderson, Linda Bandini, Theresa Brainerd, Kenneth Brecher, Sara Brown, and Maria Burgess.
Health Science students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 1,220 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average salary of $41,560. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $91,610/yr and there are 2,040 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.210 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 0.726/1000 are held by substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.
Of the 16 health science schools in Boston, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr) for health science students, with Bunker Hill Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,745/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|