Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has fifteen health science schools within its city limits. Vanderbilt University, the highest ranked school in the city with a health science program, has a total student population of 12,506. It is the 17th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Tennessee. To learn more about health science programs in Nashville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of health science professors at Vanderbilt University such as Royal Albridge, Rick Chappell, Denise Due, Martin Egli, Tim Farris, and B. Andes Hess.
Health Science students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 250 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average salary of $38,260. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $56,320/yr and there are 380 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.534 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 0.344/1000 are held by substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.
Of the 15 health science schools in Nashville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Draughons Junior College Inc comes out as the most expensive ($24,222/yr) for health science students, with Nashville State Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,750/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|