Bel Air, MD has six pathology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. James Madison University, the highest ranked school in this group with a pathology program, has a total student population of 18,971. It is the 72nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Pathology students from Bel Air schools who go on to become pathologists, homeopathologists, forensic pathologists, speech language pathologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 111,640 people working as speechlanguage pathologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $68,350. Also, Therapists make on average $54,400 per year and there are about 13,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are 80 employed therapists earning an average salary of $47,830. Speechlanguage pathologists in this area earn $82,310/yr and there are 1,330 employed.
Bel Air lies in Harford county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.058 out of every 1000 jobs in Bel Air are held by speechlanguage pathologists, and 0.063/1000 are held by therapists.
Of the 6 pathology schools with a 100-mile radius of Bel Air, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Duquesne University comes out as the most expensive ($23,116/yr) for pathology students, with West Virginia University as the lowest, reported at only $8,164/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bel Air|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||92.7 miles|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||98.3 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||99.6 miles|