Jonesboro, AR (population: 66,734) has thirty-five medicine and health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rhodes College, the highest ranked school in this group with a medicine and health program, has a total student population of 1,673. It is the 123rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Medicine and Health students from Jonesboro schools who go on to become medicine and health professionals, office administrators, massage therapists, trainers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Registered nurses make on average $66,530 per year and there are about 2,583,770 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Jonesboro area alone, there are 910 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $52,680. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $61,510/yr and there are 90 employed.
Jonesboro lies in Craighead county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Jonesboro area has 47,110 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $16/hr average worker wage, and a $32,550 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Jonesboro are held by medical and health services managers, and 19/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 35 medicine and health schools with a 100-mile radius of Jonesboro, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rhodes College comes out as the most expensive ($25,801/yr) for medicine and health students, with East Arkansas Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,502/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jonesboro|
|State University||AR||-||1||57.8251||135||1.5 miles|
|Poplar Bluff||MO||-||2||28.7059||62||66.9 miles|