Baltimore, MD (population: 632,410) has fifteen health science schools within its city limits. Johns Hopkins University, the highest ranked school in the city with a health science program, has a total student population of 20,383. It is the 19th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Maryland.
Health Science students from Baltimore 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 Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are 1,290 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average salary of $41,120. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $66,590/yr and there are 1,270 employed.
Baltimore lies in Baltimore county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.010 out of every 1000 jobs in Baltimore are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 1.022/1000 are held by substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.
Of the 15 health science schools in Baltimore, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loyola College in Maryland comes out as the most expensive ($26,122/yr) for health science students, with The Community College of Baltimore County as the lowest, reported at only $5,035/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Baltimore|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||12.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||29.1 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||30.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||32.7 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||33.1 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||41.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||41.7 miles|