Arlington, TX (population: 385,024) has five health science schools within its city limits. Concorde Career Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a health science program, has a total student population of 798. It is the 909th highest ranked school in the USA and the 39th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Health Science students from Arlington 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 310 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average salary of $40,530. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $54,030/yr and there are 360 employed.
Arlington lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.420 out of every 1000 jobs in Arlington are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 0.363/1000 are held by substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.
Of the 5 health science schools in Arlington, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concorde Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($35,844/yr) for health science students, with The University of Texas at Arlington as the lowest, reported at only $12,392/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Arlington|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||6.4 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||11.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||12.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||12.9 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||23.6 miles|