Federal Way, WA (population: 84,659) has fifty healthcare schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a healthcare program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington. To learn more about healthcare programs in Federal Way, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of healthcare professors at University of Washington such as George Kenny.
Healthcare students from Federal Way 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,620 employed mental health counselors earning an average salary of $42,890. Healthcare practitioners and technical workers in this area earn $59,230/yr and there are 320 employed.
Federal Way lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.224 out of every 1000 jobs in Federal Way are held by healthcare practitioners and technical workers, and 1.153/1000 are held by mental health counselors.
Of the 50 healthcare schools with a 100-mile radius of Federal Way, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Perry Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($30,048/yr) for healthcare students, with Bellevue College as the lowest, reported at only $4,749/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Federal Way|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||12.2 miles|