Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has seven health schools within its city limits. Concorde Career College, the highest ranked school in the city with a health program, has a total student population of 1,113. It is the 1335th highest ranked school in the USA and the 22nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Health students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 710 employed mental health counselors earning an average salary of $28,200. Healthcare practitioners and technical workers in this area earn $46,030/yr and there are 440 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.730 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by healthcare practitioners and technical workers, and 1.169/1000 are held by mental health counselors.
Of the 7 health schools in Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High-Tech Institute-Memphis comes out as the most expensive ($22,995/yr) for health students, with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,338/yr.