Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has twenty health science schools within its city limits. Houston Baptist University, the highest ranked school in the city with a health science program, has a total student population of 2,710. It is the 482nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about health science programs in Houston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of health science professors at Houston Baptist University such as Cynthia Campbell, James Johnson, and Nancy Yuill.
Health Science students from Houston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 610 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average salary of $39,610. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $78,720/yr and there are 2,650 employed.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.035 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 0.236/1000 are held by substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.
Of the 20 health science schools in Houston, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest Institute-Greenspoint comes out as the most expensive ($28,224/yr) for health science students, with Texas Health School as the lowest, reported at only $1,580/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|