Jersey City, NJ (population: 242,594) has eight health schools within its city limits. Saint Peters College, the highest ranked school in the city with a health program, has a total student population of 3,122. It is the 532nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of New Jersey (#1 is Rutgers University-New Brunswick).
Health students from Jersey City 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 New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area alone, there are 3,980 employed mental health counselors earning an average salary of $39,190. Healthcare practitioners and technical workers in this area earn $71,850/yr and there are 710 employed.
Jersey City lies in Hudson county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area has 5,063,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $27.05/hr average worker wage, and a $56,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.140 out of every 1000 jobs in Jersey City are held by healthcare practitioners and technical workers, and 0.785/1000 are held by mental health counselors.
Of the 8 health schools in Jersey City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, PC Age comes out as the most expensive ($28,068/yr) for health students, with Hudson County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,676/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jersey City|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||5.8 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||5.9 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||6.3 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||6.9 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||9.7 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||9.9 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||10.4 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||10.9 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||11.9 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||14.3 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||14.8 miles|