Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has ten health science schools within its city limits. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a health science program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington. To learn more about health science programs in Seattle, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of health science professors at University of Washington such as David Cobden, Stephen Colbert, Francis Greulich, Greg Hakim, Walt Harris, and Rob Harrison.
Health Science students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 780 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average salary of $38,290. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $69,620/yr and there are 1,980 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.412 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 0.553/1000 are held by substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.
Of the 10 health science schools in Seattle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr) for health science students, with Seattle Community College-South Campus as the lowest, reported at only $6,159/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|