Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has fourteen health science schools within its city limits. Tulsa Technology Center-Riverside Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a health science program, has a total student population of 639. It is the 972nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Health Science students from Tulsa 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 Tulsa area alone, there are 270 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average salary of $43,340. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $52,840/yr and there are 60 employed.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.140 out of every 1000 jobs in Tulsa are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 0.632/1000 are held by substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.
Of the 14 health science schools in Tulsa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College comes out as the most expensive ($28,980/yr) for health science students, with Tulsa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|