Bethlehem, PA (population: 72,174) has one social work school within its city limits. Northampton County Area Community College has a total student population of 11,196. It is the 4620th highest ranked school in the USA and the 316th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Social Work students from Bethlehem schools who go on to become social work case managers, social workers, social scientists, health and social service managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 73,250 people working as social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,470. Also, Community and social services employees make on average $42,750 per year and there are about 1,891,320 of them employed in the US today.
Bethlehem lies in Lehigh county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton-NJ area has 330,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $19.60/hr average worker wage, and a $40,780 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northampton County Area Community College ends up costing a student $5,153/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bethlehem|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||7.1 miles|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||27.4 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||29.4 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||36.2 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||40.8 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||45.7 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||49.3 miles|
|Wilkes Barre||PA||-||4||40.1855||76||50.3 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||51.8 miles|