Murfreesboro, TN (population: 109,230) has three health schools within its city limits. Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro, the highest ranked school in the city with a health program, has a total student population of 372. It is the 1584th highest ranked school in the USA and the 28th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Health students from Murfreesboro 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 500 employed mental health counselors earning an average salary of $33,970. Healthcare practitioners and technical workers in this area earn $53,700/yr and there are 710 employed.
Murfreesboro lies in Rutherford county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.993 out of every 1000 jobs in Murfreesboro are held by healthcare practitioners and technical workers, and 0.694/1000 are held by mental health counselors.
Of the 3 health schools in Murfreesboro, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Draughons Junior College-Murfreesboro comes out as the most expensive ($25,399/yr) for health students, with Middle Tennessee State University as the lowest, reported at only $8,608/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Murfreesboro|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||77.5 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||96.0 miles|