Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has seven registered nurse schools within its city limits. Northeastern University, the highest ranked school in the city with a registered nurse program, has a total student population of 27,537. It is the 56th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Registered Nurse students from Boston schools who go on to become registered nuclear medicine technologists, nurses, radiologists, radiology technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. Also, Nuclear medicine technologists make on average $68,450 per year and there are about 21,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 250 employed nuclear medicine technologists earning an average salary of $71,490. Registered nurses in this area earn $88,730/yr and there are 46,790 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 27.756 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by registered nurses, and 0.148/1000 are held by nuclear medicine technologists.
Of the 7 registered nurse schools in Boston, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr) for registered nurse students, with Bunker Hill Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,745/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|