Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has three public health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest ranked school in this group with a public health program, has a total student population of 32,172. It is the 222nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University). To learn more about public health programs in Virginia Beach, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of public health professors at Virginia Commonwealth University such as Michael Pyles.
Public Health students from Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 400 employed health specialties teachers earning an average salary of $81,570. Health educators in this area earn $46,330/yr and there are 320 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.441 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by health educators, and 0.549/1000 are held by health specialties teachers.
Of the 3 public health schools with a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Commonwealth University comes out as the most expensive ($15,907/yr) for public health students, with Old Dominion University as the lowest, reported at only $10,173/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|