Lexington, KY (population: 279,146) has three healthcare schools within its city limits. National College-Lexington, the highest ranked school in the city with a healthcare program, has a total student population of 3,702. It is the 4280th highest ranked school in the USA and the 58th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Healthcare students from Lexington 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 Lexington-Fayette area alone, there are 80 employed mental health counselors earning an average salary of $35,930. Healthcare practitioners and technical workers in this area earn $74,390/yr and there are 50 employed.
Lexington lies in Fayette county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Lexington-Fayette area has 241,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $18.95/hr average worker wage, and a $39,410 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.206 out of every 1000 jobs in Lexington are held by healthcare practitioners and technical workers, and 0.322/1000 are held by mental health counselors.
Of the 3 healthcare schools in Lexington, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, National College-Lexington comes out as the most expensive ($13,844/yr) for healthcare students, with Bluegrass Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,933/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lexington|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||49.2 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||68.6 miles|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||76.1 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||86.8 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||96.2 miles|