Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has six health science schools within its city limits. Saint Edward's University, the highest ranked school in the city with a health science program, has a total student population of 5,293. It is the 242nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about health science programs in Austin, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of health science professors at Saint Edward's University such as Mark Anthony, Charles Bicak, Charles Hauser, Joan Hauser, Sarah Hill, and Mike Scioli.
Health Science students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 340 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average salary of $33,900. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $64,580/yr and there are 770 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.003 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 0.442/1000 are held by substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.
Of the 6 health science schools in Austin, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Allied Health Careers comes out as the most expensive ($32,850/yr) for health science students, with Austin Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|