Tampa, FL (population: 351,091) has fourteen healthcare schools within its city limits. University of South Florida, the highest ranked school in the city with a healthcare program, has a total student population of 40,022. It is the 138th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Healthcare students from Tampa 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 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area alone, there are 630 employed mental health counselors earning an average salary of $36,680. Healthcare practitioners and technical workers in this area earn $60,400/yr and there are 350 employed.
Tampa lies in Hillsborough county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area has 1,131,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,590 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Tampa are held by healthcare practitioners and technical workers, and 1/1000 are held by mental health counselors.
Of the 14 healthcare schools in Tampa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, FastTrain of Tampa comes out as the most expensive ($24,789/yr) for healthcare students, with Hillsborough Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,784/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tampa|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||15.7 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||16.9 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||24.5 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||29.4 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||65.4 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||70.8 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||82.4 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||89.8 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||93.8 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||96.0 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||99.8 miles|