Chandler, AZ (population: 258,122) has eight medical science schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Prescott College, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical science program, has a total student population of 1,119. It is the 521st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University). To learn more about medical science programs in Chandler, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of medical science professors at Prescott College such as ED Boyer, and Lorrain Meltzer.
Medical Science students from Chandler schools who go on to become medical scientists, physicians, doctors, nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 101,760 people working as medical scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $84,760. Also, Life scientists make on average $72,590 per year and there are about 12,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 320 employed life scientists earning an average salary of $86,300. Medical scientists in this area earn $58,330/yr and there are 420 employed.
Chandler lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Chandler are held by medical scientists, and 0/1000 are held by life scientists.
Of the 8 medical science schools with a 100-mile radius of Chandler, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Prescott College comes out as the most expensive ($25,284/yr) for medical science students, with Glendale Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,676/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Chandler|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||29.3 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||94.2 miles|