Charlotte, NC (population: 723,514) has eleven health science schools within its city limits. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the highest ranked school in the city with a health science program, has a total student population of 24,701. It is the 241st highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University). To learn more about health science programs in Charlotte, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of health science professors at University of North Carolina at Charlotte such as Carolyn Allen, Jake Amour, Jake Armour, Paul Bainbridge, L Barden, and Rob Bieregaard.
Health Science students from Charlotte 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 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 280 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average salary of $38,650. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $59,550/yr and there are 370 employed.
Charlotte lies in Mecklenburg county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.443 out of every 1000 jobs in Charlotte are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 0.328/1000 are held by substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.
Of the 11 health science schools in Charlotte, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brookstone College comes out as the most expensive ($34,289/yr) for health science students, with University of North Carolina at Charlotte as the lowest, reported at only $7,644/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlotte|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||70.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||71.3 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||88.7 miles|