Spokane, WA (population: 204,424) has two nutrition schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Washington State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a nutrition program, has a total student population of 26,101. It is the 131st highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus). To learn more about nutrition programs in Spokane, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nutrition professors at Washington State University such as Kathy Beerman, Miriam Edlefsen, and Terry Shultz.
Nutrition students from Spokane 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 Spokane area alone, there are 70 employed health educators earning an average salary of $46,320. Dietitians and nutritionists in this area earn $51,540/yr and there are 120 employed.
Spokane lies in Spokane county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Spokane area has 203,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $19.72/hr average worker wage, and a $41,010 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.605 out of every 1000 jobs in Spokane are held by dietitians and nutritionists, and 0.324/1000 are held by health educators.
Of the 2 nutrition schools with a 100-mile radius of Spokane, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Washington State University comes out as the most expensive ($15,311/yr) for nutrition students, with University of Idaho as the lowest, reported at only $13,222/yr.