Meridian, ID (population: 73,202) has one public health school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Boise State University has a total student population of 18,933. It is the 448th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Idaho (#1 is University of Idaho).
Public Health students from Meridian schools who go on to become public health educators, public health officials, social workers, public health workers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 63,320 people working as health educators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $49,060. Also, Health specialties teachers make on average $103,340 per year and there are about 133,070 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Boise City-Nampa area alone, there are 70 employed health specialties teachers earning an average salary of $49,430. Health educators in this area earn $*/yr and there are 80 employed.
Meridian lies in Ada county, which is one of the 33 counties in Idaho. Overall, the Boise City-Nampa area has 264,010 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,600 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Meridian are held by health educators, and 0/1000 are held by health specialties teachers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Boise State University ends up costing a student $11,811/yr.