Sparks, NV (population: 91,721) has three nutrition schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Nevada-Reno, the highest ranked school in this group with a nutrition program, has a total student population of 16,875. It is the 1962nd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about nutrition programs in Sparks, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nutrition professors at University of Nevada such as Jamie Benedict, Hazel Bowen, Karon Felten, Stanley Omaye, and Wayne Tuma.
Nutrition students from Sparks 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 Reno-Sparks area alone, there are 40 employed health educators earning an average salary of $50,190. Dietitians and nutritionists in this area earn $60,290/yr and there are 70 employed.
Sparks lies in Washoe county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Reno-Sparks area has 199,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.92/hr average worker wage, and a $41,440 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.335 out of every 1000 jobs in Sparks are held by dietitians and nutritionists, and 0.195/1000 are held by health educators.
Of the 3 nutrition schools with a 100-mile radius of Sparks, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Nevada-Reno comes out as the most expensive ($13,513/yr) for nutrition students, with Truckee Meadows Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,896/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sparks|
|Carson City||NV||54,870||1||8.29894||62||27.0 miles|
|South Lake Tahoe||CA||-||1||18.5751||60||44.0 miles|