Missoula, MT (population: 70,460) has one healthcare school within its city limits. The University of Montana has a total student population of 14,921. It is the 331st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Montana (#1 is Carroll College).
Healthcare students from Missoula 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.
Missoula lies in Missoula county, which is one of the 36 counties in Montana. Overall, the Missoula area has 55,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $17.12/hr average worker wage, and a $35,610 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Montana ends up costing a student $12,641/yr.