Lebanon, TN has four public health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Vanderbilt University, the highest ranked school in this group with a public health program, has a total student population of 12,506. It is the 17th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Tennessee.
Public Health students from Lebanon 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are ** employed health specialties teachers earning an average salary of $56,330. Health educators in this area earn $40,370/yr and there are 580 employed.
Lebanon lies in Wilson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.806 out of every 1000 jobs in Lebanon are held by health educators, and **/1000 are held by health specialties teachers.
Of the 4 public health schools with a 100-mile radius of Lebanon, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vanderbilt University comes out as the most expensive ($20,446/yr) for public health students, with Western Kentucky University as the lowest, reported at only $9,729/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lebanon|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||53.3 miles|