Clearwater, FL (population: 104,782) has three nursing schools within its city limits. Pinellas Technical Education Center-Clearwater, the highest ranked school in the city with a nursing program, has a total student population of 1,064. It is the 3388th highest ranked school in the USA and the 174th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Nursing students from Clearwater schools who go on to become nurses, registered nurses, practical nurses, pediatric nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area alone, there are 7,690 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $41,700. Registered nurses in this area earn $64,020/yr and there are 24,590 employed.
Clearwater lies in Pinellas county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area has 1,131,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,590 average annual salary. Thus, about 22 out of every 1000 jobs in Clearwater are held by registered nurses, and 7/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 3 nursing schools in Clearwater, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ultimate Medical Academy comes out as the most expensive ($20,672/yr) for nursing students, with St Petersburg College as the lowest, reported at only $5,768/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Clearwater|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||9.1 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||17.2 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||18.5 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||39.8 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||73.5 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||79.6 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||97.1 miles|