Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has two medical science schools within its city limits. Grand Canyon University, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical science program, has a total student population of 34,205. It is the 2749th highest ranked school in the USA and the 34th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University). To learn more about medical science programs in Phoenix, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of medical science professors at Grand Canyon University such as Kersten Hendrickson, Tom Jones, Hassinan Wael, and Mark Wooden.
Medical Science students from Phoenix 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.
Phoenix 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 Phoenix are held by medical scientists, and 0/1000 are held by life scientists.
Of the 2 medical science schools in Phoenix, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Grand Canyon University comes out as the most expensive ($23,629/yr) for medical science students, with Grand Canyon University as the lowest, reported at only $23,629/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|