Fort Worth, TX (population: 751,149) has two public health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Navarro College, the highest ranked school in this group with a public health program, has a total student population of 9,200. It is the 4919th highest ranked school in the USA and the 274th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Public Health students from Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 720 employed health specialties teachers earning an average salary of $132,180. Health educators in this area earn $51,670/yr and there are 300 employed.
Fort Worth lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.348 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Worth are held by health educators, and 0.839/1000 are held by health specialties teachers.
Of the 2 public health schools with a 100-mile radius of Fort Worth, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Navarro College comes out as the most expensive ($8,832/yr) for public health students, with Navarro College as the lowest, reported at only $8,832/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Worth|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||2.0 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||10.3 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||19.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.2 miles|