Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has eight healthcare schools within its city limits. University of Arizona, the highest ranked school in the city with a healthcare program, has a total student population of 38,767. It is the 834th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Healthcare students from Tucson schools who go on to become healthcare managers, physicians, doctors, health care administrators, 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 Tucson area alone, there are 200 employed mental health counselors earning an average salary of $39,820. Healthcare practitioners and technical workers in this area earn $32,460/yr and there are 350 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by healthcare practitioners and technical workers, and 1/1000 are held by mental health counselors.
Of the 8 healthcare schools in Tucson, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,123/yr) for healthcare students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|