Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has six health science schools within its city limits. Concorde Career College, the highest ranked school in the city with a health science program, has a total student population of 1,113. It is the 1335th highest ranked school in the USA and the 22nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Health Science students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 550 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average salary of $40,490. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $44,320/yr and there are 120 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.192 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 0.907/1000 are held by substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.
Of the 6 health science schools in Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High-Tech Institute-Memphis comes out as the most expensive ($22,995/yr) for health science students, with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,338/yr.