Orlando, FL (population: 235,745) has sixteen nutrition schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Georgia, the highest ranked school in this group with a nutrition program, has a total student population of 34,885. It is the 38th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Nutrition students from Orlando schools who go on to become nutritional scientists, nutritionists, holistic nutritionists, animal nutritionists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 53,220 people working as dietitians and nutritionists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $53,230. Also, Health educators make on average $49,060 per year and there are about 63,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Orlando-Kissimmee area alone, there are 200 employed health educators earning an average salary of $33,490. Dietitians and nutritionists in this area earn $61,360/yr and there are 460 employed.
Orlando lies in Orange county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Orlando-Kissimmee area has 989,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,430 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Orlando are held by dietitians and nutritionists, and 0/1000 are held by health educators.
Of the 16 nutrition schools with a 500-mile radius of Orlando, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tuskegee University comes out as the most expensive ($25,035/yr) for nutrition students, with Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center as the lowest, reported at only $774/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Orlando|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||7.2 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||18.2 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||51.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||51.5 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||55.2 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||74.6 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||84.0 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||92.9 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||92.9 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||96.5 miles|