Plainfield, NJ (population: 45,854) has two health schools within its city limits. Muhlenberg Harold B. & Dorothy A. Snyder Schools-School of Nursing, the highest ranked school in the city with a health program, has a total student population of 435. It is the 4661st highest ranked school in the USA and the 105th highest in the state of New Jersey (#1 is Rutgers University-New Brunswick).
Health students from Plainfield 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.
Plainfield lies in Union 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 $52,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.196 out of every 1000 jobs in Plainfield are held by healthcare practitioners and technical workers, and 0.796/1000 are held by mental health counselors.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Muhlenberg Harold B. & Dorothy A. Snyder Schools-School of Nursing comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for health students, with Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A Snyder Schools - School of Imaging as the lowest, reported at only $/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Plainfield|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||9.1 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||10.5 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||12.2 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||13.1 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||14.4 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||14.4 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||19.9 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||22.1 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||23.6 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||24.6 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||25.3 miles|