Gerontology in Tennessee

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Schools Offering Gerontology Programs in Tennessee


Each year, approximately 0.0% of Tennessee graduates receive degrees in gerontology. Thus, Tennessee's 4 gerontology schools put out approximately 0 gerontologists each year.

Top Schools

Middle Tennessee State University, which was ranked 69th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Tennessee that has a gerontology program. It is located in Murfreesboro. no students graduated with a degree in gerontology from Middle Tennessee State University in 2010. Middle Tennessee State University charged in-state students $6,298 in tuition fees per year.

Freed-Hardeman University, which is located in Henderson, is the second-ranked school in Tennessee that has a gerontology program. It received a ranking of 71st in the country in 2010. 0 students graduated with degree in gerontology from Freed-Hardeman University in 2010. The tuition rate at Freed-Hardeman University was $15,922 per year.

East Tennessee State University, which is located in Johnson City, is the third-ranked school in Tennessee that has a gerontology program. It received a ranking of 72nd in the country in 2010. East Tennessee State University charged in-state students $5,823 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Tennessee's gerontology schools ranges from $15,922 per year to $5,823 per year. But, the average tuition is $9,636 per year. The Tennessee gerontology schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Freed-Hardeman University - located in Henderson, students are charged $15,922 per year
  2. University of Phoenix-Chattanooga Campus - located in Chattanooga, students are charged $10,500 per year
  3. Middle Tennessee State University - located in Murfreesboro, students are charged $6,298 per year

The following Tennessee gerontology schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. East Tennessee State University - located in Johnson City, students are charged $5,823 per year
  2. Middle Tennessee State University - located in Murfreesboro, students are charged $6,298 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Chattanooga Campus - located in Chattanooga, students are charged $10,500 per year

A gerontology degree from a Tennessee school... what next?

Most people who graduate from gerontology school in Tennessee go on to work as a gerontologist. 340 gerontologists were working in Tennessee in 2010. The largest populations of Tennessee gerontologists are working in the following counties:

  1. Crittenden County - 160 gerontologists
  2. Cannon County
  3. Catoosa County

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of gerontologists in Tennessee will grow by 38%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,140 gerontologists working in Tennessee.

Salary

On average, gerontologists earn $78,480 per year. On average a gerontologist earns the most in the following Tennessee counties:

  1. Cannon County - $117,820 per year
  2. Catoosa County - $64,000 per year
  3. Crittenden County - $57,240 per year

A gerontologist in the following counties in Tennessee make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Crittenden County - $57,240 per year
  2. Catoosa County - $64,000 per year
  3. Cannon County - $117,820 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in gerontology in Tennessee and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse practitioning or gerontology, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,021 miles from location Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro TN 31.4044 54% 25,188
5,800 miles from location East Tennessee State University Johnson City TN 27.8697 51% 14,421
6,148 miles from location Freed-Hardeman University Henderson TN 29.4285 64% 2,027
5,952 miles from location University of Phoenix-Chattanooga Campus Chattanooga TN 3.7657 n/a 258
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Registered Nurses + 61,890 $60,480 18.8%
2
Medical and Health Services Managers + 6,070 $79,040 20.2%
3
Social and Human Service Assistants + 2,630 $27,840 -31.3%
4
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists + 340 $78,480 9.7%
5
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 170 $61,750
 

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