Brockton, MA (population: 92,742) has three health schools within its city limits. Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing, the highest ranked school in the city with a health program, has a total student population of 320. It is the 245th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Health students from Brockton schools who go on to become healthcare managers, physicians, doctors, nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 56,520 people working as healthcare practitioners and technical workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,110. Also, Mental health counselors make on average $41,710 per year and there are about 106,920 of them employed in the US today.
Brockton lies in Plymouth county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton NECTA area has 85,990 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $21.75/hr average worker wage, and a $45,240 average annual salary.
Of the 3 health schools in Brockton, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing comes out as the most expensive ($31,640/yr) for health students, with Massasoit Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,610/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Brockton|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||17.2 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||18.9 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||25.8 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||25.9 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||29.4 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||30.7 miles|