Pasco, WA (population: 60,452) has one healthcare school within its city limits. Columbia Basin College has a total student population of 6,978. It is the 5507th highest ranked school in the USA and the 98th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Healthcare students from Pasco 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.
Pasco lies in Franklin county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Kennewick-Pasco-Richland area has 94,300 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $22.09/hr average worker wage, and a $45,950 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Columbia Basin College ends up costing a student $7,051/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pasco|
|College Place||WA||-||1||26.6245||62||38.2 miles|
|Walla Walla||WA||-||2||48.096||122||39.8 miles|