Boaz, AL has two mental health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Alabama at Birmingham, the highest ranked school in this group with a mental health program, has a total student population of 16,874. It is the 2390th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Mental Health students from Boaz schools who go on to become psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 98,330 people working as clinical, counseling, and school psychologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $72,310. Also, Psychiatrists make on average $163,660 per year and there are about 22,210 of them employed in the US today.
Boaz lies in Etowah county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Gadsden area has 35,040 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4% unemployment rate, $16/hr average worker wage, and a $33,080 average annual salary.
Of the 2 mental health schools with a 100-mile radius of Boaz, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lee University comes out as the most expensive ($11,481/yr) for mental health students, with University of Alabama at Birmingham as the lowest, reported at only $11,131/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boaz|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.5 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||68.1 miles|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||87.8 miles|