Paterson, NJ (population: 145,162) has one health school within its city limits. Passaic County Community College has a total student population of 8,883. It is the 5789th highest ranked school in the USA and the 132nd highest in the state of New Jersey (#1 is Rutgers University-New Brunswick).
Health students from Paterson 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.
Paterson lies in Passaic 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 Paterson are held by healthcare practitioners and technical workers, and 0.785/1000 are held by mental health counselors.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Passaic County Community College ends up costing a student $5,973/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Paterson|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||2.3 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||9.8 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||10.7 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||12.3 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||13.5 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||14.8 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||15.9 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||17.3 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||17.9 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||19.9 miles|