Harlem, MT has two nursing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Montana State University-Northern, the highest ranked school in this group with a nursing program, has a total student population of 1,275. It is the 564th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Montana (#1 is Carroll College).
Nursing students from Harlem 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 Central Montana nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 130 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $36,540. Registered nurses in this area earn $50,700/yr and there are 650 employed.
Harlem lies in Blaine county, which is one of the 36 counties in Montana. Overall, the Central Montana nonmetropolitan area has 36,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.5% unemployment rate, $16.00/hr average worker wage, and a $33,270 average annual salary. Thus, about 17.763 out of every 1000 jobs in Harlem are held by registered nurses, and 3.416/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 2 nursing schools with a 100-mile radius of Harlem, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Montana State University-Northern comes out as the most expensive ($12,312/yr) for nursing students, with Stone Child College as the lowest, reported at only $8,286/yr.
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