Montclair, NJ has three health schools within its city limits. Montclair State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a health program, has a total student population of 18,171. It is the 247th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of New Jersey (#1 is Rutgers University-New Brunswick).
Health students from Montclair 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 Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area alone, there are 780 employed mental health counselors earning an average salary of $46,030. Healthcare practitioners and technical workers in this area earn $69,490/yr and there are 190 employed.
Montclair lies in Essex county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area has 974,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $25.36/hr average worker wage, and a $52,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.196 out of every 1000 jobs in Montclair are held by healthcare practitioners and technical workers, and 0.796/1000 are held by mental health counselors.
Of the 3 health schools in Montclair, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Montclair State University comes out as the most expensive ($11,392/yr) for health students, with Montclair State University as the lowest, reported at only $11,392/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Montclair|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||3.6 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||4.5 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||6.0 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||9.7 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||11.2 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||12.6 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||14.7 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||17.1 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||17.6 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||17.7 miles|