Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has one public health school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Memphis 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 .
Public Health students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 510 employed health specialties teachers earning an average salary of $81,050. Health educators in this area earn $36,320/yr and there are 300 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 0.495 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by health educators, and 0.850/1000 are held by health specialties teachers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Memphis ends up costing a student $9,332/yr.