Richland, WA (population: 49,085) has ten healthcare schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Perry Technical Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a healthcare program, has a total student population of 486. It is the 913th highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Healthcare students from Richland 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.
Richland lies in Benton 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.
Of the 10 healthcare schools with a 100-mile radius of Richland, only 1 has 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 Columbia Basin College as the lowest, reported at only $7,051/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Richland|
|College Place||WA||-||1||26.6245||62||46.3 miles|
|Walla Walla||WA||-||2||48.096||122||48.0 miles|