Philadelphia, PA (population: 1,445,993) has twenty health science schools within its city limits. University of Pennsylvania, the highest ranked school in the city with a health science program, has a total student population of 24,599. It is the 5th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Pennsylvania. To learn more about health science programs in Philadelphia, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of health science professors at University of Pennsylvania such as Leif Finkel, Judith Fisher, Ponzy Lu, and Elizabeth MacKenzie.
Health Science students from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Metropolitan area alone, there are 2,240 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average salary of $44,400. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $74,130/yr and there are 770 employed.
Philadelphia lies in Philadelphia county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.420 out of every 1000 jobs in Philadelphia are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 1.219/1000 are held by substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.
Of the 20 health science schools in Philadelphia, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($45,792/yr) for health science students, with Community College of Philadelphia as the lowest, reported at only $6,012/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Philadelphia|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.3 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||10.3 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||13.3 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||13.7 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||16.0 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||33.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||33.6 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||38.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.6 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.4 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||48.9 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||51.1 miles|