Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has two nutrition schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Memphis, the highest ranked school in this group with a nutrition program, has a total student population of 21,424. It is the 404th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Nutrition students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 300 employed health educators earning an average salary of $36,320. Dietitians and nutritionists in this area earn $48,850/yr and there are 330 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.542 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by dietitians and nutritionists, and 0.495/1000 are held by health educators.
Of the 2 nutrition schools with a 100-mile radius of Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lambuth University comes out as the most expensive ($15,377/yr) for nutrition students, with University of Memphis as the lowest, reported at only $9,332/yr.