Waltham, MA (population: 60,722) has one health school within its city limits. Brandeis University has a total student population of 5,598. It is the 62nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Health students from Waltham 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. In fact, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 1,940 employed mental health counselors earning an average salary of $43,850. Healthcare practitioners and technical workers in this area earn $60,780/yr and there are 250 employed.
Waltham lies in Middlesex county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.150 out of every 1000 jobs in Waltham are held by healthcare practitioners and technical workers, and 1.152/1000 are held by mental health counselors.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brandeis University ends up costing a student $23,738/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Waltham|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||5.3 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||22.0 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||29.4 miles|