Reading, PA (population: 80,046) has six medicine and health schools within its city limits. Alvernia College, the highest ranked school in the city with a medicine and health program, has a total student population of 2,856. It is the 499th highest ranked school in the USA and the 50th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Medicine and Health students from Reading 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 Reading area alone, there are 2,700 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $61,740. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $82,850/yr and there are 330 employed.
Reading lies in Berks county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Reading area has 163,230 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.4% unemployment rate, $19.00/hr average worker wage, and a $39,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.046 out of every 1000 jobs in Reading are held by medical and health services managers, and 16.538/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 6 medicine and health schools in Reading, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Albright College comes out as the most expensive ($26,604/yr) for medicine and health students, with Pace Institute as the lowest, reported at only $11,458/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Reading|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||31.1 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||35.5 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||35.7 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||36.8 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||45.1 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||50.7 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||51.2 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||57.8 miles|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||60.2 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||61.7 miles|