Chattanooga, TN (population: 173,001) has six healthcare schools within its city limits. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the highest ranked school in the city with a healthcare program, has a total student population of 10,526. It is the 2658th highest ranked school in the USA and the 68th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Healthcare students from Chattanooga 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 Chattanooga-GA area alone, there are 40 employed mental health counselors earning an average salary of $30,330. Healthcare practitioners and technical workers in this area earn $46,760/yr and there are 220 employed.
Chattanooga lies in Hamilton county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Chattanooga-GA area has 222,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $17.78/hr average worker wage, and a $36,990 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.986 out of every 1000 jobs in Chattanooga are held by healthcare practitioners and technical workers, and 0.157/1000 are held by mental health counselors.
Of the 6 healthcare schools in Chattanooga, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Chattanooga Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,709/yr) for healthcare students, with Chattanooga State Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,923/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Chattanooga|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||17.0 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||55.2 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||99.1 miles|